From the program: Enforcing Wage Claims for Low-Income Workers
Released on: Sep. 25, 2015
Taken from the briefing Enforcing Wage Claims for Low-Income Workers September, 2015 in New York.
State wage and hour laws were a Progressive Era reform that initially met fierce resistance from industry and the United States Supreme Court, most famously in Lochner v. New York, which invalidated New York’s law prescribing maximum working hours for bakery employees. In 1937, however, the Supreme Court narrowly changed its course, ...