The Fair Labor Standards Amendments of 1949 became effective on January 25, 1950, as a major revision of the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938. New "white-collar" regulations of the Wage-Hour Administrator, governing the exemption from this statute of executive, administrative and professional employees, likewise became operative on the same date. Together, these changes bring about a most substantial alteration in pre-existing federal controls over minimum wages, overtime pay requirements and child labor.
Paul H. Sanders,
Basic Coverage of the Amended Federal Wage and Hour Law,
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