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Putting the Law into Effect
Reports of the first week under the Fair Labor Standards act of 1938, which went into effect on October 24, indicate that its immediate results were considerably less far reaching than bad been anticipated in many quarters. In a few industries, notably pecan-shelling, tobacco-stemming, and lumber manufacturing in the South, there were extensive layoffs of employees, but the total number is small compared with the generally accepted estimate of 11,000,000 workers who are covered by the provisions of the new ...