The U.S. Department of Labor has published a final rule that revises the child labor regulations to federal Fair Labor Standards Act. The final rule revises the child labor regulations to incorporate statutory amendments to the Fair Labor Standards Act, and to update and clarify the regulations that establish protections for youth employed in nonagricultural occupations.
The new regulations give employers notice that there are certain jobs children are not permitted to perform, according to the Secretary of Labor. They also expand opportunities for young workers to gain safe, positive work experience in fields such as advertising, teaching, banking and information technology, as well as through school-supervised work-study programs.
The revisions also implement specific recommendations made by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health in its 2002 report to the Department of Labor. The Department of Labor is revising the regulations to incorporate the 2008 amendment to section 16(e) of the Fair Labor Standards Act that substantially increased the maximum permissible civil money penalty an employer may be assessed for child labor violations that cause the death or serious injury of a young worker. The effective date of the rule is July 19, 2010.
To view the final rule in the Federal Register, please click here.
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