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

Answer 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 »
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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 »
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When did the minimum wage become law?

Minimum wage laws first began at the state level, but the Great Depression prompted the federal government to create a national minimum wage. The Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 created the federa... Read More »
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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 »
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How much was the first minimum wage?

According to the Almanac of Policy Issues, Congress established the first federal minimum wage at 25 cents per hour in 1938 under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Since then, Congress has periodically... Read More »
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