Child Labor Rules Updated for the 21st Century

US Department of Labor proposing to update child labor rules.

On 4-17-2007, the US Department of Labor published a proposal to update the child labor regulations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).  The proposal includes additional bans on hazardous activities as well as prohibiting 14 and 15-year-olds from employment in youth peddling activities or door-to-door sales.  The department is requesting comments concerning this proposed rulemaking and is encouraging the public to submit their comment using the federal website www.regulations.gov.  The official DOL announcement can be found at: http://www.dol.gov/opa/media/press/esa/ESA20070550.htm

StaffScapes will keep our clients posted as these proposals become finalized.