Congress Looks To Stiffen Child Labor Laws

Law360, New York (June 20, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Various bills have been introduced in both houses of Congress that, if they become law, would amend the Fair Labor Standards Act to increase penalties for unlawful child labor.

The first bill, introduced June 8 by Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D-Calif.) and passed a few days later by voice vote in the House of Representatives, would increase fines under the child labor provisions of the FLSA from a maximum of $10,000 per child-employee to $11,000 per child-employee. It would also allow the U.S. Department of Labor to...
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