Fair Labor Standards Act

Minimum Wage
3:34 pm
Tue June 25, 2013

Why Montana's minimum wage statistics are not as good as they look

A national study from the Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) show the percentage of minimum wage workers in Montana shrinking at the fastest rate in the country. That figure may be of particular note today, the 75th anniversary of the Fair Labor Standards Act—a law signed by President Franklin Roosevelt which created the minimum wage.

However, the figures gathered by BLS need to be taken in context.

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