An Act To amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to increase the minimum wage rate under that Act, to expand the coverage of the Act, and for other purposes

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  • The amendments included in this Act pertain to the following provisions: increase in minimum wage rates; definitions relating to federal and state employees; employment of domestic service workers; employees of retail and service establishments; tobacco employees; telegraph agency employees; seafood canning and processing employees; nursing home employees; hotel, motel, and restaurant employees and tipped employees; salesmen, partsmen, and mechanics; food service establishment employees; bowling employees; substitute parents for institutionalized children; employees of conglomerates; seasonal industry employees; cotton ginning and sugar processing employees; local transit employees; cotton and sugar services employees; employment of students; child labor; suits by secretary for back wages; and economic effects studies.
  • The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (29 U.S.C. 630(b)) is amended by refining the term "employee" and by including sections pertaining to nondiscrimination on account of age in Federal government employment. Enforcement of the provisions by the Civil Service Commission is authorized. The Secretary of Labor is authorized to prescribe any necessary, rules, regulations, and orders with regard to the amendments made by this Act.


  • United States Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938
  • United States Fair Labor Standards Amendments of 1974
  • United States. Secretary of Labor
  • United States Civil Service Commission
  • United States Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967


Smithsonian Legal Documents

Legal document information

  • 88 Stat. 55
  • Title 29, Labor
  • Public Law

Citation information

Statutes at Large


This Act may be cited as the "Fair Labor Standards Amendments of 1974".

Contained within

88 Stat. 55 (1974); Pub. L. No. 93-259 (Book)

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,


  • 1976
  • 04/08/1974


  • Labor laws and legislation
  • Discrimination
  • Amendments (Parliamentary practice)
  • Employment
  • Officials and employees
  • Salaries
  • Discrimination in employment
  • Officials and employees--Salaries


Public Law

Physical description

Number of pages: 22; Page Numbers: 55-76

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