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Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is a U.S. federal law first enacted in 1938 to protect American workers from being forced to work excessive hours

Open Fair use (Copyright)
Fair use (Copyright)

The cornerstone of the Copyright Act is the concept of fair use, a practice that is common on college and university campuses, particularly in their

Open Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993
Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993

The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) was enacted by the U.S. government in 1993. The FMLA guarantees eligible employees who work for covered employers

Open Federal Bureau of Investigation
Federal Bureau of Investigation

Agency of the US Department of Justice that investigates violations of federal law not specifically assigned to other agencies, and is particularly

Open Federal Bureau of Narcotics
Federal Bureau of Narcotics

The Federal Bureau of Narcotics was the forerunner of the Drug Enforcement Administration. Prior to 1930, the U.S. Department of Treasury contained

Open federal government
federal government

or federation, government of a union of states in which sovereignty is divided between a central authority and component state authorities. A

Fehmic courts

( fām'gӘrĭkht ), Vehme( fā'mӘ ), or vehmic court( fā'mĭk ), in medieval Germany, a type of criminal tribunal. The inability of the Holy Roman emperors


( fĕl'ənē ), any grave crime, in contrast to a misdemeanor , that is so declared in statute or was so considered in common law . In early English law

Open Feudalism

( fyu'dəlĭzəm ), form of political and social organization typical of Western Europe from the dissolution of Charlemagne's empire to the rise of the

Field, David Dudley (1805 - 1894)

1805–94, American lawyer and law reformer, b. Haddam, Conn.; brother of Cyrus W. Field and Stephen J. Field . He was graduated from Williams (1825),