When did the Lemon Laws come into effect?

Answer Lemon Laws came into effect in 1982, first in the State of Connecticut as an assistance to consumers who purchased used and possibly defective vehicles. Each state has its own Lemon Law guidelines.... Read More »

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When did seat belt laws come into effect?

In the United States, seat belt laws are legislated at the state level. In 1984, New York became the first state to pass a law requiring the use of seat belts. Between 1985 and 1995, 48 more states... Read More »

When did minimum wage laws first go into effect?

Federal minimum wage laws first went into effect in 1938 with the Fair Labor Standards Act, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Some states tried a minimum wage before this time, such as Mas... Read More »

When were child labor laws put into effect?

U.S. states and the federal government have passed a number of child labor laws since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, when many children were forced to work in factories. In 1836, Massa... Read More »

When did laws go into effect preventing bankruptcy of student loans?

The law prohibiting student loans from being discharged in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy was signed in effect by President Bill Clinton in October 1998. However, relief of a student loan can be accomplish... Read More »