Fair Labor Standards Act


The Fair Labor Standards Act of June 25, 1938, was a signature piece of legislation of the New Deal, the name given to the administration of President Franklin D. Roosevelt during the Great Depression. Three words are often used to describe the Roosevelt administration's efforts during the 1930s: recovery, relief, and reform. “Recovery” focused on efforts to get the economy moving again and introduce stability into the banking and financial system. “Relief” focused on trying to provide millions of unemployed and destitute people with a paycheck through such programs as the Works...

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