Is minimum wage legislation necessary?

Answer On One Hand: It is Not NecessaryMinimum wage legislation is one reason fewer jobs are available. If a business cannot afford the extra expense mandated by a minimum wage, jobs are likely to be elim... Read More »

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What year did the federal minimum wage go into effect&how much was the minimum wage?

The United States has not always had a minimum-wage law. The federally mandated minimum-wage law began in 1938. It was enacted by the Franklin D. Roosevelt administration. At the time, the federall... Read More »

Living Wage Vs. Minimum Wage?

Many U.S. cities have adopted popular but controversial living wage ordinances which require certain companies and industries who receive government contracts or tax incentives to pay wages that ar... Read More »

Why was the minimum wage set?

When President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) into law in June 1938, he put the principle of a federal minimum wage into action. The minimum wage was intended to p... Read More »

Minimum Wage Problems?

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) established the minimum wage in 1938. It was intended as a living wage on which one worker could support a family of four. The FLSA set a federally mandated mini... Read More »