When did the minimum wage law come into force?

Answer The first minimum wage laws were enacted in New Zealand and Australia in the late 1800s. In the United States the first successful legislation for a national minimum wage came in the Fair Labor Sta... 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 »

When was minimum wage made into a law?

Minimum wage was made into a law in 1938 under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). In addition to many reforms with respect to working conditions and length of a work week, the FLSA established th... 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 did New Mexico's minimum wage change go into effect?

The first phase of New Mexico's minimum wage change went into effect on January 1, 2008, increasing the lowest allowable hourly wage to $6.50, according to the New Mexico Department of Workforce So... Read More »