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Constitutional Law Keyed to Maggs
United States v. Darby
Citation:312 U.S. 100 (1941)
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Appellee was a lumber manufacturer in Georgia who has was indicted for violating the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938. The indictment charged that appellee shipped lumber in interstate commerce to customers outside the state, and that in the production of that lumber appellee employed workmen at less than the prescribed minimum wage or more than the prescribed maximum hours without payment to them of any wage for overtime. The indictment also charged that appellee employed workmen in the production of lumber for interstate commerce at wages below the minimum wage or for more than the maximum hours per week without payment to them of the prescribed overtime wage. The FLSA prohibits the shipment in interstate commerce of goods produced for interstate commerce by employees whose wages and hours of employment do not conform to the requirements of the Act.
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