United States V. Darby Case Study

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United States v. Darby (1941)

In 1938, The Fair Labor Standards Act was passed and it amongst many things set a Federal Minimum Wage of 25 cents, regulated the amount of time and employee could work as well as essentially eliminating child labor. Darby Lumber Co. which was in Georgia was charged under Section 15 with violating the Fair Labor Standards Act because he did not pay his employees the minimum wage as well as forced them to work longer hours without overtime pay.
The United States govt. brought a lawsuit against Darby in the District Court for the Southern District of Georgia. They alleged that Darby had not followed the law and manufactured products with the intent to be sold in interstate commerce. The District
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