Introduction to The Law and Compensation

What you’ll learn to do: Discuss the laws regulating compensation

Compensation legislation is intended to address chronic issues of worker exploitation and pay inequity during (and since) the Industrial Revolution. In this section, we’ll discuss two pieces of landmark compensation legislation: the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 and the Equal Pay Act of 1963.

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