Senate Bill Aims To Block DOL's Child Farm Labor Rule

Law360, New York (March 22, 2012, 8:05 PM EDT) -- A pair of Republican senators introduced a bill Wednesday that would prohibit the U.S. Department of Labor from enacting a controversial proposal to update the restrictions on child labor in the agricultural industry, saying the regulations would harm family farm operations.

The DOL issued a proposal to revise the agricultural hazardous occupations orders under the Fair Labor Standards Act, which bar workers younger than 16 from taking on certain tasks, noting that the rules had not been updated since they originally took effect in 1970. However,...
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