Fair Labor Standards Act

1938-current day

What it did

  • The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) set maximum hours 44 per week, decreasing to 40 hours after two years.
  • It also set minimum wages at 25 cents an hour, increasing to 40 cents an hour by 1945
  • It set rules for the employment of workers under 16
  • The act banned hazardous works for those under 18

Successful or Unsuccessful?

The FLSA can be said to be successful due to the fact it set minimum wage and had a lasting effect. The act was successful enough that it is still in effect today.