Fair Labor Standard Act
What is it?
Established in 1938, The Federal Labor Standard Act establishes pay, overtime pay, record keeping, and youth employment standards touching workers within the personal part and in Federal, State, and native governments.
So how much will I get paid??
As of July 24, 2009, workers are given a minimum wage of $7.25 an hour. The over time pay is adjusted when a worker reaches over 40 hours per workweek. Workers 15 and under have a limit of how much time they are permitted to work. Although, if you are over 16 years of age, the limit does not exist.
This photo is expressing how men and women should be paid the same. Regardless of gender, race, and age- everyone is equal.
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This woman is protesting because she would like to have more hours.
What are they doing?!
This photo was taken in Macon, Georgia in the year 1909. Back then, this was a normal job for children. They often worked in factories with large machinery. As you can see, these children are also not working in the proper clothing. Loose clothing was worn, they are also not wearing any kind of protection over their eyes.