How have minimum wages changed?

Answer The federal minimum wage is established by the Federal Labor Standards Act (FLSA) in the private sector and in federal, state and local governments. Although the FLSA mandates the federal minimum w... Read More »

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Effect of Unemployment on Minimum Wages?

According to David Neumark, economist at the University of California at Irvine, increases in the minimum wage cause fewer jobs to be available. Neumark's argues that the higher cost of employment ... Read More »

Salient Features of the Minimum Wages Act?

Minimum wage is the lowest amount that an employer has to pay an employee and is stipulated on an hourly basis. Minimum wages are set through government legislation in the United States (U.S.), so ... Read More »

Minimum Wages for the Poor Class of the Industrial Revolution?

Joseph A. Montagna, who penned an essay entitled "The Industrial Revolution" for the Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute, asserted that England's Industrial Revolution occurred between the years 1760... Read More »

What changed first when jamaica changed to the metric system?

Jamaica's first major change based on the metric system happened when they decimalized their currency in 1968 after the Jamaican House of Representatives voted to convert from the British pound to ... Read More »