DOCKET NO.: 38
DECIDED BY: White Court (1916-1921)
ARGUED: Apr 18, 1916
DECIDED: Apr 09, 1917
Facts of the case
A 1913 state law prescribed a 10-hour day for men and women, expanding the law regulating women's hours upheld in Muller v. Oregon. The measure also required time-and-a-half wages for overtime up to 3 hours a day. The State asserted that the law was an appropriate exercise of its police powers. Bunting failed to comply with the overtime regulations of the statute.
Did the law interfere with liberty of contract protected by the Fourteenth Amendment?