ERIC Number: ED052312
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Hospitals; A Study of the Economic Effects of the Application of Minimum Wage and Maximum Hours Standards Under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Economic Effects Studies.
Wage and Labor Standards Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
The Fair Labor Standards Act's 1966 amendments extended coverage to all non-Federal hospitals. Using data on employment, hours, wages, and supplementary benefits from one payroll period in March 1969, this report describes the impact of the increased coverage. Although 19 percent of the nonsupervisory employees were earning less than $1.30 an hour in 1966, by March 1969 virtually all were paid at least $1.30, and all but 12 percent were receiving at least $1.60, which is the minimum wage scheduled for 1971. Employment rose nationwide by one-sixth during the period, with the greatest increase, 21 percent, occurring in the South, where the impact of the minimum wage was largest. At the same time the average workweek declined from 37.1 to 35.5 hours, mainly because of the lowering of the maximum hours standards to 40 hours a week. The 1970 increase in the minimum affected less than one-tenth of the work-force, with only a 0.3 percent increase in the average weekly wage bill. (Author/BH)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wage and Labor Standards Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Fair Labor Standards Act
Note: Submitted to The Congress, 1970