(a)The Congress finds that the existence, in industries engaged in commerce or in the production of goods for commerce, of labor conditions detrimental to the maintenance of the minimum standard of living necessary for health, efficiency, and general well-being of workers
(1) causes commerce and the channels and instrumentalities of commerce to be used to spread and perpetuate such labor conditions among the workers of the several States;
(2) burdens commerce and the free flow of goods in commerce;
(3) constitutes an unfair method of competition in commerce;
(4) leads to labor disputes burdening and obstructing commerce and the free flow of goods in commerce; and
(5) interferes with the orderly and fair marketing of goods in commerce. That Congress further finds that the employment of persons in domestic service in households affects commerce.
(b)It is declared to be the policy of this chapter, through the exercise by Congress of its power to regulate commerce among the several States and with foreign nations, to correct and as rapidly as practicable to eliminate the conditions above referred to in such industries without substantially curtailing employment or earning power.
1974—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 93–259inserted finding of Congress that employment of persons in domestic service in households affects commerce.
1949—Subsec. (b). Act Oct. 26, 1949, inserted reference to regulation of commerce with foreign nations.
Effective Date of 1974 Amendment
Pub. L. 93–259, § 29(a),Apr. 8, 1974, 88 Stat. 76, provided that: “Except as otherwise specifically provided, the amendments made by this Act [see Short Title of 1974 Amendment note set out under section
201 of this title] shall take effect on May 1, 1974.”
Effective Date of 1949 Amendment
Act Oct. 26, 1949, ch. 736, § 16(a),63 Stat. 919, provided that: “The amendments made by this Act [enacting section
216b of this title, amending this section and sections
217 of this title, and repealing section
216a of this title] shall take effect upon the expiration of ninety days from the date of its enactment [Oct. 26, 1947]; except that the amendment made by section
4 [amending section
204 of this title] shall take effect on the date of its enactment [Oct. 26, 1949].”
Rules, Regulations, and Orders With Regard to Fair Labor Standards Amendments of 1974
Pub. L. 93–259, § 29(b),Apr. 8, 1974, 88 Stat. 76, provided that: “Notwithstanding subsection (a) [set out as an Effective Date of 1974 Amendment note above], on and after the date of the enactment of this Act [Apr. 8, 1974] the Secretary of Labor is authorized to prescribe necessary rules, regulations, and orders with regard to the amendments made by this Act [see Short Title of 1974 Amendment note set out under section
201 of this title].”
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