United States v. Darby Lumber Co. (1941) Definition

A U.S. Supreme Court case where the Court, in a unanimous decision, ruled that the Commerce Clause gave Congress the power to regulate certain employment conditions. Specifically, the Court upheld the parts of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 prohibiting child labor and regulating wages and hours. Darby Lumber overruled Hammer v. Dagenhart, 247 U.S. 251 (1918) (Commerce Clause didn't authorize Congress to prohibit child labor).

Full text: United States v. Darby Lumber Co.