Fair Labor Standards Act
A minimum wage is the lowest hourly, daily or monthly remuneration that employers may legally pay to workers. Equivalently, it is the lowest wage at which workers may sell their labour. Although minimum wage laws are in effect in a great many jurisdictions, there are differences of opinion about...
, guaranteed 'time-and-a-half
Time-and-a-half is when a worker is paid 1.5 times their usual hourly rate. It is usually paid as an incentive to work on a particular day or as government-mandated compensation for having workers work on particular days Time-and-a-half is when a worker (or workers) is paid 1.5 times their usual...
' for overtime
Overtime is the amount of time someone works beyond normal working hours. Normal hours may be determined in several ways:*by custom ,*by practices of a given trade or profession,*by legislation,...
in certain jobs, and prohibited most employment
Employment is a contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. An employee may be defined as:- Employee :...
In law, a minor is a person under a certain age — the age of majority — which legally demarcates childhood from adulthood; the age depends upon jurisdiction and application, but is typically 18...
s in "oppressive child labor," a term that is defined in the statute. It applies to employees engaged in interstate commerce or employed by an enterprise engaged in commerce or
in the production of goods for commerce, unless the employer can claim an exemption from coverage.
In 1946, the United States Supreme Court ruled in Anderson v. Mt. Clemens Pottery Co.
Anderson v. Mt. Clemens Pottery Co.
Anderson v. Mt. Clemens Pottery Co., 328 U.S. 680 , is a decision by the United States Supreme Court which held that preliminary work activities, where controlled by the employer and performed entirely for the employer's benefit, are properly included as working time under Fair Labor Standards Act...
that preliminary work activities, where controlled by the employer and performed entirely for the employer's benefit, are properly included as working time under the Fair Labor Standards Act.