The Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, P.L. 113-277 is a federal law established to create fairness and equality in the workplace. This policy establishes fair minimum wage for all workers, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and child labor standards for covered employees. Previous to this law, workers were often subject to horrific conditions, unfair wages and long hours due to the lack of policy regarding labor laws. Both political parties have their own views regarding this policy. Democrats today feel that the minimum wage should be raised from the current $7.25 to $10.10. Republicans support this law as is and feel nothing should change. Working conditions have been made fair and equal for all workers in the nation due to the passage of this law and it should remain to do so.…show more content… 113-277, is a policy the federal government enforced throughout the country on June 5, 1938. The Fair Labor Standards Act establishes fair minimum wage of no less than $7.25 for all workers, overtime pay of 1.5 more than your hourly pay per every hour over 40 a week, recordkeeping, allowing businesses to keep records on employees, and child labor standards for covered employees.
The Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division enforces the Fair Labor Standards Act for employees of private businesses, state and local governments, federal employees of the Library of Congress, U.S. Postal Service, and Postal Rate Commission. The U.S. Office of Personnel Management enforces the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 for other federal employees and Congress for congressional employees (United States Department of Labor, 2014).
The act was then expanded on to include all types of employers including public