Laws Affecting Pay

Equal Pay Act Of 1963
Fair Labor Standards Act (1938)
Consumer Credit Protection Act (1968)
Davis Bacon Act (1931)
Walsh Healy Act (1936)
Equal Pay
Requires that male and female employees be paid the same for equal work on jobs requiring equal skill, effort and responsibility performed under similar working conditions

Fair Labor
Requires payment of a minimum wage (currently $7.25 per hour) and time and one half for time worked in excess of 40 hours in a week.

Amended by the Portal to Portal Act to define arrival and departure times and to establish a statute of limitations of two years.

Consumer Credit

Limits garnishments to 25% of employees' dispensable income. Protects employees from termination for garnishments from one creditor.

Davis Bacon

Requires that workers on Federal construction contracts in excess of $2,000 be paid the prevailing wage.

Walsh Healy

Requires that workers on Federal contracts requiring the manufacture or purchase of materials in excess of $10,000 be paid the prevailing wage.

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