Morehead v. New York
Significance, A Dissenting Opinion, Resolution And Reversal, Impact
People of State of New York
That the minimum wage law that allowed the New York State Industrial Commission to fix wages based upon the class of services provided by female employees denies the employer the right to enter into contracts as provided under the Fourteenth Amendment of the Constitution of the United States.
Chief Lawyer for Petitioner
Chief Lawyers for Respondent
Nathan L. Miller, Arthur Levitt
Justices for the Court
Pierce Butler (writing for the Court), James Clark McReynolds, Owen Josephus Roberts, George Sutherland, Willis Van Devanter
Louis D. Brandeis, Benjamin N. Cardozo, Charles Evans Hughes, Harlan Fiske Stone
Date of Decision
1 June 1936
The New York act was found unconstitutional due to its violation of the right of due process of the law between the employer and the employee.
- Lochner v. New York, 198 U.S. 45 (1905).
- Bunting v. State of Oregon, 243 U.S. 426 (1917).
- Adkins v. Children's Hospital, 261 U.S. 525 (1923).
- Meyer v. Nebraska, 262 U.S. 390 (1923).
- West Coast Hotel v. Parrish, 300 U.S. 379 (1937).
- Ayers, Mary Ellen. "The Quest for a Living Wage: The History of the Federal Minimum Wage Program." Monthly Labor Review, Vol. 120, no. 12, December 1997, p. 40.
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- U.S. Department of Labor. "The Women's Bureau: An Overview 1920-1997." http://www.dol.gov/dol/wb/public/info_about_wb/interwb.htm
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