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Updated Hawaii Child Labor Rules

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011
Posted by Tamara
Each state has its own separate child labor laws, many of them more stringent than the federal laws. Employers need to understand both state and federal laws and which of those apply to their minor workers.

For federal child labor laws, employers in Hawaii now have a ... continue reading

Colorado Child Labor Law

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011
Posted by Tamara
As of July 19, 2010, young people in Colorado and across the nation have new regulations and restrictions on what jobs they make work. On that date, the child labor provisions of the FLSA went into effect and with it the most recent changes to those laws.

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New Michigan Child Labor Rules

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011
Posted by Tamara
New regulations have recently been enacted regarding workers under the age of 18. These new federal laws amend the child labor provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), and went into effect on July 19, 2010.

In conjunction with the new regulations, the U.S. Department of ... continue reading

North Carolina Child Labor

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011
Posted by Tamara
The U.S. Department of Labor recently released an updated Child Labor Rules Advisor. This release includes changes to FLSA child labor provisions, which were enacted on July 19, 2010.

This new tool will assist employers when working to comply with the new federal child labor laws. It ... continue reading

Updated Alaska Child Labor Rules

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011
Posted by Tamara
An updated Child Labor Rules Advisor was recently released by the U. S. Department of Labor. This advisor contains the most recent changes to the FLSA child labor provisions, and is intended to be used by employers striving to comply with the new federal child labor laws.

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Wisconsin Child Labor

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010
Posted by Tamara
It is difficult to believe that child labor problems exist in the United States, but the U.S. Department of Labor recently identified a major problem with child labor in the Wisconsin agriculture industry.

Although the FLSA or Fair Labor Standards Act prohibits children under the age of ... continue reading

Arizona Child Labor

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010
Posted by Tamara
Children under the age of 12 are prohibited from working in any capacity, including agriculture in Arizona, by the federal Fair Labor Standards Act. Yet a recent investigation revealed children as young as 6 years old were being put to work in the fields alongside their parents, harvesting crops. ... continue reading

Delaware Child Labor

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010
Posted by Tamara
Child labor problems are usually considered a problem in other countries, but a recent investigation revealed a major problem with child labor in the United States, including in Delaware.

Children in the United States are protected under the federal FLSA or Fair Labor Standards Act, which prohibits ... continue reading

Michigan Child Labor

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010
Posted by Tamara
According to the federal FLSA (Fair Labor Standards Act), children under the age of 12 are not permitted to work in any Michigan industry or capacity, including agriculture. There are some loopholes in this law, however, that permit some exceptions. An example is farming, where the child works for ... continue reading

South Carolina Child Labor

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010
Posted by Tamara
When someone mentions child labor, the average person imagines a sweatshop in another country. Children in America are protected by the federal Fair Labor Standards Act or FLSA, which prohibits children under the age of 12 in South Carolina from working in any capacity, including agriculture.

There ... continue reading

Wyoming Child Labor

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010
Posted by Tamara
Children facing back-breaking work, exposure to pesticides, lack of an education, and failure to develop.

Is this about the children of the developing world? No. These are a few of the problems facing children who are laboring in the farm fields of Wyoming and elsewhere in the ... continue reading

Arizona Child Labor

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010
Posted by Tamara
An ironclad cycle of poverty is being perpetuated in the farm fields of Arizona and in other farm states across the country.

Children as young as 6 years old are harvesting crops when they should be in school.

Regular violations of the child labor laws ... continue reading

Indiana Child Labor

Tuesday, December 29th, 2009
Posted by Tamara
It is illegal for children under 12 to work in any capacity in Indiana and elsewhere in the U.S. That includes agricultural labor.

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), a federal law, prohibits child labor.

As an investigation has uncovered, however, children as young as ... continue reading

Virginia Child Labor

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009
Posted by Tamara
Child labor is not just happening in the sweatshops of Asia. It is occurring right in the U.S., in the farm fields of Virginia and other states across the country.

Child labor is illegal in the U.S. According to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), no child ... continue reading

Wisconsin Child Labor

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009
Posted by Tamara
Children as young as six years old are working in the farm fields of Wisconsin and elsewhere in the U.S.

A team of graduate students recently conducted an undercover investigation that revealed regular violations of the child labor laws. Children, some of them age six, were regularly ... continue reading

Georgia Child Labor

Monday, November 2nd, 2009
Posted by Tamara
The U.S. Department of Labor recently identified a major problem with child labor in the agriculture industry in Georgia and across the nation.  

While many think of this issue in conjunction with sweatshops in Asia, there is a very real Georgia child labor problem.  

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Illinois Minimum Wage Increase for Workers Under 18

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009
Posted by Tamara
Roughly 650,000 Illinois workers saw their minimum wage go up to $8.00 an hour this summer.

However, workers under the age of 18 are entitled to a lower rate than other workers.

The increase represents a 25 cent per hour hike from the current hourly ... continue reading

Posting Requirements Wisconsin

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008
Posted by Diane

Employees in all states across the country should be able to review information about the labor laws that impact them in the workplace. These labor laws should be posted on labor law posters. The posters should then be displayed in the workplace in an area that is visible and accessible ... continue reading

Posting Requirements in Wyoming

Monday, January 21st, 2008
Posted by Diane

Employees in the state of Wyoming have a right to be able to learn more about the labor laws that impact them by reviewing the labor law posters at work. Employers are required to post labor law posters in an area of the workplace that is visible to all employees, ... continue reading

Posting Requirements in Virginia

Saturday, January 19th, 2008
Posted by Diane

Employees in all states across the country should be able to learn more information about the labor laws that impact them in the workplace by reviewing their labor law rights on the labor law posters that are displayed in the workplace. Each workplace in the state of Virginia should have ... continue reading

WHCRA in Utah

Saturday, January 19th, 2008
Posted by Diane

WHCRA stands for the Womens Health and Cancer Rights Act. This is a federal Act that helps to ensure that when a woman has had a mastectomy, she can have health care coverage for the cost to reconstruct the breast after the mastectomy as well as a number of other ... continue reading

Wyoming Minor Labor Laws

Saturday, November 25th, 2006
Posted by Lacey

The Wyoming Minor Labor Law follows the state guidelines, W.S. 27-6-106 through 27-6-116, and federal Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, as amended.  According to federal law, employers are required to have on file a birth certification of all employees under nineteen years of age.  The Wyoming Legislature, however, amended ... continue reading

Wisconsin Minor Labor Laws

Saturday, November 25th, 2006
Posted by Lacey

The Wisconsin Minor Labor Laws state the minors must be at least fourteen years of age to be employed or permitted to work.  Minors from the age of twelve to seventeen must first obtain a work permit that establishes a minor’s proof of age and insures that the employer, parent/guardian, ... continue reading

West Virginia Minor Labor Laws

Saturday, November 25th, 2006
Posted by Lacey

The West Virginia Minor Labor Laws follows the rules and guidelines of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) when establishing minimum wage, overtime pay, record keeping and child labor standards for minors who are seeking part-time work in both the private sector as well as in federal, state and ... continue reading

Washington Minor Labor Laws

Saturday, November 25th, 2006
Posted by Lacey

The Washington Minor Labor Laws that were updated in 1991 are stricter than the FSLA federal law.  They set tighter limits on when minors can work, for how long and in what occupations.  The Washington State Department of Labor and Industries oversee the minor labor laws.  Every minor under the ... continue reading

Virginia Minor Labor Laws

Saturday, November 25th, 2006
Posted by Lacey

The Virginia Minor Labor Laws are governed by the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry.  Before a minor between the ages of fourteen and sixteen is allowed to work they must first obtain a work permit.  Most public middle schools and high schools and some private schools have an Issuing ... continue reading

Vermont Minor Labor Laws

Saturday, November 25th, 2006
Posted by Lacey

The Vermont Minor Labor Laws apply to minors under the age of nineteen who are subject to both the state law and federal (FSLA) law.  In 2003 Vermont adopted a comprehensive minor labor rules that coincide with federal rules.  Whenever there is a difference between the state and federal law ... continue reading

Utah Minor Labor Laws

Saturday, November 25th, 2006
Posted by Lacey

The Utah Minor Labor Laws are administered by the Labor Commission of Utah Title 34, Chapter 23 which outlines the requirements for employment of minors under the age of eighteen.  For example, minors who are twelve years old or older may work in occupations such as newspaper delivery, caddying, door ... continue reading

Texas Minor Labor Laws

Saturday, November 25th, 2006
Posted by Lacey

The Texas Workforce Commission administers the Texas Minor Labor Laws for minors’ ages fourteen to eighteen years old.  Minors who are under fourteen years of age are allowed to perform in motion pictures or theatrical, radio or television production.  In addition, eleven year old minors are allowed to deliver newspapers.  ... continue reading

Tennessee Minor Labor Laws

Saturday, November 25th, 2006
Posted by Lacey

The Tennessee Minor Labor Laws are administered by the Child Labor and Wage Regulations Act.  Tennessee does not require a minor to have a work permit but a minor must provide proof of age such as birth certificate, driver’s license, state issued ID or passport to an employer before beginning ... continue reading