A radio broadcast about the F.L.S.A. (Fair Labor Standards Act).

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Radio Broadcast


Host: Hello and welcome back to News Radio 850. Today we have a special guest with us who is going to tell us about the F.L.S.A. What exactly does F.L.S.A. stand for?

Guest: F.L.S.A. Stands for the Fair Labor Standards Act. It is also known as the Wages and Hours Act.

Host: O.K. So who does this program help?

Guest: The F.L.S.A. helps workers.

Host: What is this program intended to do?

Guest: It is intended to establish minimum living standards for workers engaged directly or indirectly in interstate commerce, including those involved in production of goods bound for such commerce.

Host: Does the F.L.S.A. involve any money?

Guest: Yes, a major provision of the act was establishment of a minimum wage. Initially $0.25 an hour, along with a maximum workweek of 44 hours; these were to become $0.40 an hour and 40 hours after seven years.

Host: Were there any other major provisions of the act?

Guest: Yes, there were. The act also set standards for overtime compensation and banned products of child labor from interstate commerce.

Host: Well, I think that about wraps it up. Thank you for all of the wonderful information about the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Guest: You're welcome and thank you for having me on the show.