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U.S. Federal Pay Regulations

Select one of the U.S. Federal Pay Regulations from Exhibit 17.1 on pp. 594-596. Using the CSU Online Library, conduct additional research on one of the regulations. Your research project should be a minimum of three pages. Page count does not include the title page or reference page. Include in your research:

- History of the Act
- Why it was created
- How it influenced the area of human resources and compensation
- What the future holds for the act
- How it affected the employer and the employee
- Do you agree with this act? Why or why not?

Your paper should follow APA Guidelines and all references should be cited.

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The selected U.S. Federal Pay Regulation is the Fair Labor Standards Act 1938. The history of the regulation is that on June 25, 1938, President Franklin signed 121 bills. One of these was the Fair Labor Standards Act. At that time the act applied to industries whose combined employment was one-fifth the labor force. The bill was drafted in 1932 by Senator Hugo Black. The proposal that was passed in 1938 adopted an eight hour day and a forty hour workweek and allowed workers to earn wages for extra four hours of overtime. In 1947, Portal to Portal Act was specified exactly what type of time was considered compensable work time. The Fair Labor Standards Act 1938 was partially suspended during the wartime inflation of 1940s which lowered wage values to below those specified in the Act. In 1961, Fair Labor Standards Act amendment added a type of coverage called enterprise coverage. Among other things the 1961 Amendment also specified that coverage is automatic for schools, hospitals, nursing homes, or other residential care facilities. In 1974, Fair Labor Standards Act amendment expanded coverage to include other state and local government employees. In 1977 the minimum wage was set to ...

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