Studies the fast food and hotel/motel industries to examine how the business practices of these industries are related to their compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act.
“This study examines the relationship between compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act - the federal law regulating basic labor standards including the minimum wage, overtime, and child labor for the workforce - and a set of business practices found in low wage industries: branding, franchising, and third-party management contracting. Through a study of two industries that draw on these practices—the limited service segment of the eating and drinking sector (‘fast food’) and the hotel/motel industry—[the study] find[s] that these practices have significant effects on workplace compliance with labor standards” (p.1). The report also discusses the various academic and applied research impacts based on the results of this study. (Abstractor: Author and Website Staff)