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75 Years of the Fair Labor Standards Act

75 Years of the Fair Labor Standards Act

Friday November 15, 2013, 9:00 A.M. Ė 6:00 P.M.

Cesar E. Chavez Memorial Auditorium
U.S. Department of Labor
200 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20210

2013 marks the 75th anniversary of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Join researchers, policy experts, advocates, and workers to discuss the past, present, and future of the FLSA, the American economy, and worker protections. We will explore what it means to have a good job that provides economic security, the changing nature of the employer-worker relationship, and trends in paid leave policy.

This event is a collaboration with the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment at the University of California, Berkeley.

Event Agenda (PDF)

Presenter Biographies (PDF)

Celebrating 75 Years of the Fair Labor Standards Act: A Working
Papers Series (PDF)

Event Videos

Opening Remarks

Then, Now and Next for the FLSA

75 Years of the Fair Labor Standards Act by Michael Reich - Presentation (PDF)

Secretary of Labor Thomas Perezís Remarks

Policies Affecting Income Security

The Importance of the Combination of the FLSA Package, Tax Credits, and Related Policies by John Schmitt - Presentation (PDF)

Minimum Wage and Food Security by William M. Rodgers III - Presentation (PPT)

FLSA Inclusions and Exclusions

FLSA and the Reorganization of Work by Annette Bernhardt - Presentation (PDF)

Tip Credit and Tip Minimum Wage by Sylvia Allegretto - Presentation (PDF)

Home Care Workers by Candace Howes - Presentation (PPT)

Trends in Paid Leave Policies

The Importance of Motherís Employment to Family Living Standards and a Strong Middle Class by Eileen Appelbaum - Presentation (PDF)

Women Workers and the FLSA, Past and Present by Ruth Milkman - Presentation (PPT)

Advocating for Good Jobs

Closing Remarks