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LABOUR LAW

Aaron Levine, "Minimum Wage Legislation - A Halakhic Perspective", Tradition 24/1 (1988), 11-27. - While the author concedes that a minimum wage law engenders an atmosphere conducive to the encouragement of teenage study by biasing employers in favour of heads of household rather than unmarried males, he also concedes the "anti-poverty" intent of such legislation. He nonetheless rejects such social measures on the basis, primarily, of his economic analysis of its effects. He prefers instead to achieve the goals sought by minimum wage laws through wage rate subsidies, which shift the burden of cost from employers to society as a whole even though it presents significant potential for fraud. (S.M.P.)

 

 

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