Wage and Hour Laws Law and Legal Definition

Wage and hour laws are those laws that govern payment of minimum wages and maximum working hours of the work force in the U.S. The Federal Labor Standards Act is an example of a law that governs the wage and working hours of workman in the U.S.

The Fair Labor Standards Act sets the federal minimum wage at $7.25 per hour. In the year 2007 the Fair Minimum Wage Act was signed into law. This Act provides for the increasing of the minimum wages over two years.