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Fănpìhuà Press


Iowa City, Iowa, USA

Total Pages

xlvii, 1342 pages

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Overtime, Hours of labor, White collar workers, Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938

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© 2004 Marc Linder

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“Time And A Half’s The American Way:” a history of the exclusion of white-collar workers from overtime regulation, 1868-2004