Walsh-Healy Act

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.