the federal law setting the minimum wage and establishing standards for overtime pay. Many states and localities also have laws applicable in their jurisdictions.
A federal law enacted in 1938, setting minimum wages per hour and maximum hours of work. It also provides that employees are paid one and one-half time the worker's regular hourly wage for work beyond 40 hours per week.
set the minimum wage at twenty-five cents an hour which was well below what most covered workers already made