eight-hour law

noun

Legal Definition of eight-hour law

: a law fixing the working day for specified types of employment at eight hours and frequently providing for time-and-a-half pay for work beyond eight hours

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“Eight-hour law.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/eight-hour%20law. Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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