Content Related To 'Labor Law'

Oct. 24, 1938: The Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 shortens work hours

On Oct. 24, 1938, the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, also knows as the Wages and Hours Bill, became law. The act set a national 25-cent minimum hourly wage and a 44-hour maximum work week and established child-labor laws. The act remains the standard for regulating employees’ rights and wages, but exemptions exist, predominantly […]




June 23, 1947: Congress passes the Taft-Hartley Act

The Taft-Hartley Act, a more common name for the Labor Management Relations Act, restricts the power of labor unions. Sponsored by Sen. Robert Taft and Rep. Fred A. Hartley, the act was passed despite a veto by President Truman, who believed the law would clash with the principals of American democratic society.




Collective Bargaining

Collective Bargaining Collective bargaining consists of negotiations between an employer and a group of employees so as to determine the conditions of employment. The result of collective bargaining procedures is a collective agreement. Employees are often represented in bargaining by a union or other labor organization. Collective bargaining is governed by federal and state statutory […]




Labor Law

Lea en español An Overview of Your Rights under Federal Labor Law Since the early 20th century, Congress has continued to enact legislation to protect the rights of workers in their dealings with employers. Recognizing that most workers did not have equal bargaining power with management, and that many workers suffered as a result, Congress […]




Employment Law

Lea en español Your job is more than just a way to pay your bills—if you are like most of us, it’s where you spend most of your time when you are not at home. So it’s important that it not become a place that you fear to go, either because of concerns about you […]