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West Coast Hotel Co. v. Parrish

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Citation. 300 U.S. 379, 57 S. Ct. 578, 81 L. Ed. 703, 1937 U.S.

Brief Fact Summary. Washington instituted a state wage minimum for women and minors. The Appellant, West Coast Hotel (Appellant), paid the Appellee, Parrish (Appellee), less than this minimum.

Synopsis of Rule of Law. Wage and hour laws generally do not violate the Due Process Clause of the United States Constitution (Constitution).

Facts. The Appellee was a maid who worked for less than the state minimum of $14.50 per 48-hour week. She brought suit to recover the difference in pay from the Appellant.

Issue. Is the fixing of minimum wages for women and minors constitutional?

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