Child Labor Laws

New Law in Chile Targets Street Beggars

November 8, 2011

WRITTEN BY STEVE SHEA [The Santiago Times, Monday, Nov. 7, 2011] Parents who exploit children could face up to three years in jail. Sen. Carlos Bianchi recently proposed a new law that would seek to discourage adults from using children to beg for money on the street. The law would carry a prison term of [...]


Omaha Company Loses Appeal of Federal Penalty

July 5, 2011

Omaha Company Loses Appeal of Federal PenaltyOMAHA, Neb.An Omaha food-processing company has lost its appeal of a $100,000 penalty for violating federal child labor laws. Reporter: Associated Press An Omaha food-processing company has lost its appeal of a $100,000 penalty for violating federal child labor laws. A news release Wednesday from the U.S. Department of Labor [...]


Bill eases Child Labor Restrictions in Maine

May 19, 2011

AUGUSTA, Maine—A bill to ease Maine’s child labor restrictions faces further House and Senate action after winning preliminary House approval. Assistant Senate Republican Leader Debra Plowman’s bill would allow 16- and 17-year-olds to work longer hours and more often while school is in session. Those teen-agers would be allowed to work as many as 24 [...]


Pennsylvania Official Calls for Updated, Comprehensive Child Labor Laws

October 21, 2010

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — A comprehensive overhaul of Pennsylvania’s Child Labor Law is needed to ensure safer working conditions for young people, Labor & Industry Executive Deputy Secretary Robert V. O’Brien testified today before the House of Representatives’ Labor Relations Committee. The House panel discussed two pieces of legislation: House Bill 19, [...]