Benefits Of Minimum Wage Law

990 WordsFeb 18, 20154 Pages
In many countries there are still workers who work all day and still can not afford the basic necessities in life like, decent living conditions, food to feed their families or even clothes to put on their backs. But here in the United States, we are fortunate enough to have a law in order to complete the bare minimum to afford a decent living condition, food for their families and even to put on decent clothes to keep themselves warm. The minimum wage law was set so employees have a decent living wage and are not in complete ruins after working rough conditions. There are many benefits towards the minimum wage law that was set in 1938 by President Roosevelt. It helps laborers who work in rough rugged conditions have a minimum set salary and have them able to afford the way of living in the United States. Also it prevents employers from exploiting their employees by only paying what they want to pay their workers. However, there are also many down sides to the minimum wage law. Minimum wage is the foundation of the United States labor system, and has been a revolutionary labor law topic among employers and employees alike for almost a century. However, the United States has not always had a minimum wage. Minimum wage was introduced during the Great Depression in the 1930s. There were no national minimum wage laws, or definitely any legislation to protect employees from abuse in sweatshops and factories, and forced to work in horrible conditions for pennies a week. Early

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