RESPONDENT: Ernest Parrish and Elsie Parrish, his wife
LOCATION: The Cascadian Hotel
DOCKET NO.: 293
DECIDED BY: Hughes Court (1932-1937)
ARGUED: Dec 16, 1936 / Dec 17, 1936
DECIDED: Mar 29, 1937
E. L. Skeel - for the appellant
W. A. Toner - for the appellees
Facts of the case
Elsie Parrish, an employee of the West Coast Hotel Company, received sub-minimum wage compensation for her work. Parrish brought a suit to recover the difference between the wages paid to her and the minimum wage fixed by state law.
Did the minimum wage law violate the liberty of contract as construed under the Fifth Amendment as applied by the Fourteenth Amendment?