Essay The Effect Of Minimum Wage

1040 Words Jul 16th, 2015 5 Pages
“On Saturday, June 25, 1938, to avoid pocket vetoes 9 days after Congress had adjourned, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed 121 bills.” (Grossman). This is the day the Fair Labor Standard Act of 1983 was born. The FLSA was made to save the U.S. from the Great Depression. This Act help ended the Depression the next year in 1939.The FLSA set up a minimum wage system that the employer have to pay the employees. As time went on so did the minimum wage, the wage steadily climb its way up as people see fit. On the other hand minor have been treated differently. I believe that minors should get the same amount that adults have. In this Piece of writing I will be confronting three different topic, the effect of minimum wage, minors getting the same as adults, and the problems that it is causing. Many may think that minimum wage cannot affect one another, yet it has a chain reaction to it. The reason there was a minimum wage in the first place is to make the economy stable with the growing population. Now you see as the population grew the wages grew too. “At the federal level, the minimum wage was last increased on July 24, 2009…” This was not that long ago and now people are trying to raise it again. Would it make a difference if we just add all the minors? Probably not, because if those teen earn the money by working, they are contributing to the economy when they spend what they earn. By spending money you put that money back into circulation, therefore making the economy…

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