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Bring Back Child Labor

anotherreader Wrote: Sep 03, 2012 9:42 AM
Right -- there are some prohibitions having to do with operating certain kinds of machinery deemed hazardous. (But these do not affect the fact that the child can be forced to work, for many more than 40 hours per week, too -- nor do minimum wage laws apply to farm work. )
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Bring Back Child Labor

anotherreader Wrote: Sep 01, 2012 10:26 AM
No, they would not be arrested, so long as it was on a farm. The agricultural sector is exempt from laws that apply to other sectors. In fact, a child can be hired out by the parents to other people for money. It is legal, and it happens, especially around picking time.
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anotherreader Wrote: Sep 01, 2012 10:22 AM
Re: your remark that "If the Subway girl is under age", I know the law on this and I assure you that the labor laws recognize this situation as legal, so long as she is a family member of the owner, and is not operating equipment that is on the list of equipment deemed hazardous for her age group. Then, these parents have absolutely nothing to worry about. What would be illegal would be if the child is not a member of the owner's family. In the agricultural sector, children age 12 can be hired out to non-family members, for pay, and it can be (and often is) less than minimum wage.
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