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Federal minimum wage determination in Puerto Rico

The Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 was originally applicable to Puerto Rico but, because minimum wage rates discouraged hiring on the island, the law was changed in 1940 to permit setting of lower wage standards, determined by industry wage committees. The benefits and shortcomings of these tripartite committees are described. The system was substantially …

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The arbitration of discharge cases: a case study.

An analysis of arbitration awards involving the question of just cause for discharge for four major categories of offenses. The author considers whether the penalty is upheld or modified, and identifies the criteria used in making the determinations. Arbitrator Aaron forecasts that studies of this kind will become more meaningful as more of them are …

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