It was on this day in 1926 that Henry Ford instituted the five-day 40-hour work week at his car company. But that just immediately affected workers at Ford. Government workers had the “luxury” of the 8-hour workday since the 1860s while some employees in manufacturing worked 100 hours a week! It wasn’t until 1940 that Congress amended the Fair Labor Standards Act to make the standard work week 40 hours.
If you’re working a lot more than 40 hours a week, it’s time for a vacation!!!!!
To find out more about the 40-hour work week, click HERE.