November 15, 2013
75 Years of the Fair Labor Standards Act
9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Auditorium
Frances Perkins Building
200 Constitution Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20210
This year marks two important anniversaries for American workers: the centennial of the U.S. Department of Labor and the 75th anniversary of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Researchers, policy experts, advocates and workers will discuss the past, present and future of the FLSA, the American economy and worker protections at an all-day event hosted by the Department of Labor. Topics explored will include what it means to have a good job that provides economic security, the changing nature of the employer-worker relationship, and trends in paid leave policy.
CEPR Senior Economist John Schmitt and Research Associate Janelle Jones will be speaking on "The Importance of the Combination of the FLSA Package, Tax Credits, and Related Policies" as part of a panel on Income Security and the Fair Labor Standards Act from 10:10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
At 2:10 p.m., CEPR Senior Economist Eileen Appelbaum will discuss "The Importance of Mother’s Employment to Family Living Standards and a Strong Middle Class" in a session on Paid Leave.