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MINIMUM-WAGE LEGISLATION
IN THE UNITED STATES
AND FOREIGN COUNTRIES

من نه را

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CONTENTS.

Page.

Introduction and summary.

5-16

Minimum-wage legislation in the United States...

17-103

Reasons which have brought about minimum-wage legislation in the

United States.

17-29

Legislation in force in the United States.

30

Comparative analysis of American minimum-wage laws.

31-38

Operation of American minimum-wage laws..

39-102

California.

39, 40

Colorado.

Massachusetts.

41-55

Minnesota..

55-59

Nebraska.

59

Oregon..

59-67

Utah.

67–76

Washington

76-102

Wisconsin...

102

Attitude of the American Federation of Labor on the legal minimum wage 103

Minimum-wage legislation in Australia and New Zealand..

104–173

Introduction....

104, 105

Wages-board system..

105-107

Arbitration-court system.

107-109

Comparative analysis of minimum-wage laws...

109-114

Operations under wages board and arbitration laws.

114-117

Effect of acts...

117-119

Victoria....

119-138

History of legislation

119–122

Mode of constituting wages boards and making minimum-wage determi-

nations.

122-124

Typical awards of wages boards.

124-129

Effect of wage determinations in increasing wages

129-132

Operation of the law.

133–138

New South Wales....

138-156

History of legialation for fixing wages..

138-140

Development of jurisdiction of wage tribunals.

140-149

Functions of industrial boards..

141, 142

Procedure in fixing minimum wage.

142

Statistics of boards and awards.

142, 143

Industrial agreements...

143, 144

Minimum wage
xed by Parliament.

144-146

Basis of the wages fixed...

146-148

Aged, infirm, or slow workers.

148

Cost of industrial boards..

148, 149

Typical awards of industrial boards..

150–156

Queensland...

156–164

South Australia..

164-166

Tazmania..

166, 167

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