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  2. Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 - Wikipedia

    In response, Congress passed the 1947 Portal-to-Portal Act, which narrowed the Supreme Court's decision. It specified exactly what type of time was considered compensable work time. In general, as long as an employee is engaging in activities that benefit the employer, regardless of when they are performed, the employer has an obligation to pay ...

  3. Social Security Wage Base - Wikipedia

    Employee Contribution changes in 2011. As part of the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 enacted on December 17, 2010, the employee Social Security tax rate is reduced from 6.2% to 4.2% for wages paid during the year 2011 and 2012. The employer Social Security tax rate and the Social Security Wage ...

  4. History of Social Security in the United States - Wikipedia

    Helvering v. Davis, 301 U.S. 619 (1937), decided on the same day as Steward, upheld the program because "The proceeds of both [employee and employer] taxes are to be paid into the Treasury like internal-revenue taxes generally, and are not earmarked in any way". That is, the Social Security Tax was constitutional as a mere exercise of Congress ...

  5. British government response to the COVID-19 pandemic - Wikipedia

    The original scheme closed to new entrants from 30 June 2020, and as claims were made for staff at the end of a three-week period, the last date an employee could be furloughed for the first time was 10 June 2020. As of 27 May 2020, 8.4 million employees had been furloughed under the scheme.