Date in History : August 10, 1933
Passed in 1936, the Walsh-Healy Act stated that workers must be
paid not less than the “prevailing minimum wage” normally paid in a
locality; restricted regular working hours to eight hours a day and
40 hours a week, with time-and-a-half pay for additional hours;
prohibited the employment of convicts and children under 18; and
established sanitation and safety standards.