June 9, 1911
Regarding this, why is Carrie Nation famous?
Carry Nation was a famous leader and activist before women could vote in America. She believed that drunkenness was the cause of many problems in society. Though she was beaten and jailed many times for “smashing” saloons, Carry Nation remained opposed to drinking and smoking throughout her life.
Where did carry nation die?
When was Carrie a nation born?
November 25, 1846
In 1898 the United Mine Workers win an eight-hour day. By 1905, the eight-hour workday was common practice in the printing industry. 1926: Ford Motor issues a five-day, 40-hour workweek for its workers in a newsworthy move by founder and business titan Henry Ford.
September 3, 1916:Congress passed the Adamson Act, a federal law that established an eight-hour workday for interstate railroad workers. The Supreme Court constitutionalized the act in 1917. September 25, 1926: Ford Motor Companies adopted a five-day, 40-hour workweek.
These incredibly long work days weren't sustainable and soon a brave man called Robert Owen started a campaign to have people work no more than 8 hours per day. His slogan was "Eight hours labour, eight hours recreation, eight hours rest."
The Ford Motor Company advanced the idea in 1914, when it scaled back from a 48-hour to a 40-hour workweek after founder Henry Ford believed that too many hours were bad for workers' productivity. The formation of unions helped to strengthen the idea of working five days a week as well.
Legally, 40 hours of work each week is considered “full-time,” and demands certain full-time benefits, and any work done beyond those 40 hours is considered overtime (though many full-time employees are not paid for overtime).
The FLSA does not require that nonexempt employees be paid hourly. Nonexempt employees may be paid by means of a salary. Salaried nonexempt employees are still entitled to FLSA overtime pay if, when and to the extent that they actually work more than 40 hours in a work week.
The work week is even longer for salaried workers (an average of 49 hours), likely because employers don't have to worry about paying them overtime. According to the Gallup poll, half of salaried full-time employees said they work 50 or more hours each week.
Businesses in the U.S. typically pay employees an hourly wage based on the number of hours they work, or a salary that is not purely based upon hours worked. If salaried workers put in more than 40 hours in a week, employers are sometimes required to pay overtime, depending on the job responsibilities of the worker.
If you do work more than 20 hours per week for someone, that employer must give you “at least twenty-four consecutive hours of rest in every calendar week.” Employers can get permission from the Department of Labor to work their employees 7 days a week, but they can only do that a maximum of 8 weeks a year.
Overtime pay of time-and-a-half is required for hours worked over 8 in a day, 40 in a week, and for the first 8 hours of the seventh day worked in a week. Double pay is required for any hours worked over 12 in a day or in excess of eight hours on any seventh day of a workweek.
The federal overtime provisions are contained in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Unless exempt, employees covered by the Act must receive overtime pay for hours worked over 40 in a workweek at a rate not less than time and one-half their regular rates of pay.
Although the vast majority of employers have to pay overtime, not all do. To figure out whether your employer has to pay overtime, first determine whether it's covered by the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the federal wage and hour law that sets out the overtime rules.
The change under the Fair Labor Standards Act doubles the annual salary threshold — to $47,476 from the current $23,660 — that generally determines who qualifies for overtime pay when they work more than 40 hours a week. That means salaried workers who earn less than $47,476 will now be eligible for overtime pay.
Although the vast majority of employers must pay overtime, not all are required to. To figure out whether your company must pay overtime, first determine whether you are covered by the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the federal wage and hour law that sets out the overtime rules.
The Fair Labor Standards Act states that employees must receive pay for all time worked. This means that it is illegal to dock an employee's wage for clocking-in late or if they forget to clock-in if they actually worked during the time the system missed. It is also illegal to do this as a disciplinary measure.
It requires only that employers pay employees overtime (time and a half the worker's regular rate of pay) for any hours over 40 that the employee works in a week. And "no," your employer doesn't have to pay you overtime if you work more than eight hours in a day. The federal law is interested only in weeks, not days.
If you are aged 17 and 18, you can work up to a maximum of 8 hours per day and 40 hours per week. You must have a break after 4.5 hours of work and a break of 12 consecutive hours after an 8 hour day. Your weekly rest break must be at least 2 days, which must be consecutive 'as far as is practicable'.
Presently, no OSHA standard to regulate extended and unusual shifts in the workplace exists. A work period of eight consecutive hours over five days with at least eight hours of rest in between shifts defines a standard shift. Any shift that goes beyond this standard is considered to be extended or unusual.
Federal Law. Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), if you are 16 or older, your employer can require you work 12-hour days. Therefore, unless an employment contract says otherwise, your employer can make you work 12 hours in a day without a break. Your employer must, however, pay you for all hours worked.
According to the United States Department of Labor, working a 24-hour shift can cause employees emotional, mental and physical stress. At the time of publication, no comprehensive federal law prevents employers from requiring workers over age 16 to complete shifts of 24 hours or even more.