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The Child Labor Exception…Farm Workers

From, Noel Brinkerhoff, 9 Aug 2011. It is commonly assumed in the United States that federal law prevents children from working like adults. For the most part this is true. But not when it comes to farming. Ever since the Great Depression when the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 was adopted, requiring children … Continue reading

American Public: Young Farmworkers Deserve Equal Protection of Child Labor Laws

From National Consumer League, 16 Jun 2011. Contact: NCL Communications, (202) 835-3323, Washington, DC – The vast majority of American consumers do not believe that 12- and 13-year-old children should be allowed to perform arduous agricultural work for long hours in the fields, and would not allow their own children to do commercial farm … Continue reading

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