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Proposed Legislation to Reduce Workweek to 32 Hours

Recently, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders introduced proposed legislation that would reduce the standard workweek in the United States from 40 to 32 hours. The Bill, titled the “Thirty-Two Hour Workweek Act” (the Act), would amend Section 7 of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), 28 U.S.C. § 201 et seq., removing the language that has limited the standard workweek to 40 hours since the passage of the FLSA in 1940.

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