Fair Labor Standards Act
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
Hugo Black is the person who introduced the bill
Even though the bill helped out workers it didn't help the employers
This act would be considered a reform due to the fact it made people get a certain amount.
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.