Any action commenced on or after May 14, 1947, to enforce any cause of action for unpaid minimum wages, unpaid overtime compensation, or liquidated damages, under the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, as amended [et seq.], the Walsh-Healey Act, or the Bacon-Davis Act 1 -
1 See References in Text note below.
29 U.S.C. § 255
May 14, 1947, ch. 52, §6, 61 Stat. 87; Pub. L. 89-601Sept. 23, 1966, 80 Stat. 844; Pub. L. 93-259Apr. 8, 1974, 88 Stat. 61.
REFERENCES IN TEXTThe Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, as amended, referred to in text, is act June 25, 1938, ch. 676, 52 Stat. 1060, which is classified generally to chapter 8 (§201 et seq.) of this title. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see sectionof this title and Tables.The Walsh-Healey and Bacon-Davis Acts, referred to in text, are defined for purposes of this chapter in section of this title. The effective date of the Fair Labor Standards Amendments of 1974, referred to in subsec. (d), means May 1, 1974, except as otherwise specifically provided, under provisions of section 29(a) of Pub. L. 93-259, set out as an Effective Date of 1974 Amendment note under section of this title.
AMENDMENTS 1974-Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 93-259 added subsec. (d). 1966-Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 89-601 inserted provision allowing causes of action arising out of willful violations to be commenced within three years after the cause of action accrued.
EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1974 AMENDMENT Amendment by Pub. L. 93-259 effective May 1, 1974, see section 29(a) of Pub. L. 93-259, set out as a note under sectionof this title.
EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1966 AMENDMENT Amendment by Pub. L. 89-601 effective Feb. 1, 1967, except as otherwise provided, see section 602 of Pub. L. 89-601, set out as a note under sectionof this title.
RULES, REGULATIONS, AND ORDERS PROMULGATED WITH REGARD TO 1966 AMENDMENTSSecretary authorized to promulgate necessary rules, regulations, or orders on and after the date of the enactment of Pub. L. 89-601, Sept. 23, 1966, with regard to the amendments made by Pub. L. 89-601, see section 602 of Pub. L. 89-601, set out as a note under sectionof this title.