WHERE IS CONSTITUTIONAL LAW TO ARBITRARILY SET OR RAISE MINIMUM WAGE?
Greetings, Linn County Board of Supervisors and alló
All the hoopla about raising the minimum wage is missing a very key and vital element!!
Where is the constitutional law authorizing anyone to set or raise it as discussed?
Horn-blowing, red light running Johnson county didnít mention it when supervisors there arbitrarily raised the minimum wage. Me-too Polk, Wapello and Linn county supervisors havenít mentioned it as they started their horn-blowing, red light running intentions to raise it.
Please visit website https://www.dol.gov/whd/about/history/whdhist.htm and study the list of possibly related laws the Gazetteís Jennifer Hemmingsen thoughtfully provided to a smart, curious, thoughtful Cedar Rapids citizen. Iowalive net workers studied them and found no constitutional authorization for any public officials to arbitrarily set or raise the minimum wage for any group, for any kind of work.
In fact, any such law would blindly take away the rights of involved workers to work for less than the minimum wage, to get a job at a covered business!!
Please tell Iowalive where you found the constitutional law that authorizes you to blindly take such rights away from workers!!! Show county residents you at least know something about what you are talking about and considering!!
Below is the historical list of laws, posted on the above website, for you to start with!
If you need more help, suggest you contact the Linn County Attorney or the Iowa Attorney General.
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WAGE AND HOUR DIVISION HISTORICAL SUMMARY
1931 Davis-Bacon Act becomes law: signed 3/3/31; effective 3/3/31 (no delay)
1936 Walsh Healey Public Contracts Act becomes law: signed 6/30/36; effective 6/30/36 (no delay)
1938 Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) becomes law: signed 6/25/38; effective 10/24/38
1938 Wage and Hour Division created
1941 U.S. Supreme Court upholds the constitutionality of FLSA
1947 Portal-to-Portal Act:(first substantial modification of WH laws) signed 5/14/47; effective 5/14/47
1949 FLSA Amendments
1955 FLSA Amendments
1961 FLSA Amendments
1962 Contract Work Hours Standards Act becomes law: signed 8/13/62; effective 8/13/62 (no delay)
1963 Equal Pay Act (EP) becomes law: signed 6/10/63; effective 6/10/64
1965 McNamara - O'Hara Service Contract Act becomes law: signed 10/22/65; effective 1/22/66
1966 FLSA Amendments
1967 Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) becomes law: signed 12/15/67; effective 6/15/68
1970 The Federal garnishment law - Title III of the Consumer Credit Protection Act becomes law: signed 5/29/68; effective 7/1/70
1972 Amendments to Higher Education Act of 1965
1973 FLCRA enforcement and administration transferred to WH
1974 FLSA Amendments
1976 National League of Cities (NLOC) vs Usery: MW and OT provisions of FLSA not applicable to "traditional activities" of State and local governments
1977 FLSA Amendments
1979 Enforcement of EP and ADEA transferred to EEOC on July 1, 1979, as part of presidential reorganization
1983 MSPA becomes law: signed 1/14/83; effective 4/14/83
1985 Garcia vs San Antonio Metropolitan Transit Authority (SAMTA); Overturned National League of Cities (NLOC)
1985-FLSA Amendments: signed November 13, 1985; effective April 15, 1986
1986-Department of Defense Authorization Act of 1986: signed November 8, 1985; effective January 1, 1986
1986 FLSA Amendments
1987 Immigration Reform and Control Act: signed 11/6/86; effective 11/7/86
1988 Employee Polygraph Protection Act; signed 6/27/88; effective 12/27/88
1989 FLSA Amendments
1993 Family And Medical Leave Act; signed 2/5/93; effective 8/5/93
2009 Dissolution of the Employment Standards Administration