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U.S. House Dems seek to stiffen penalties for employers violating federal child labor law

By: - June 30, 2023 10:04 am
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WASHINGTON — Democrats on the U.S. House Education and Workforce Committee have announced the introduction of a bill to increase civil and criminal penalties for employers who knowingly violate child labor laws.

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Ariana Figueroa
Ariana Figueroa

Ariana covers the nation's capital for States Newsroom. Her areas of coverage include politics and policy, lobbying, elections and campaign finance.