New Law Ups Civil Penalties For Child Labor Laws

Law360, New York (May 29, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Buried in the complex Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, which was signed into law last month, is a little-noticed provision that boosts the maximum civil penalties for violations of federal child labor laws, putting employers of teenagers on notice.

The central aim of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, which was signed into law on May 21, is to prevent unauthorized or required genetic testing of workers by employers and insurers.

But tacked on to the end of the legislation is a short provision that raises...
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