Pennsylvania sees ‘dramatic increase’ in reports of child labor law violations
Since January, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry has opened 403 child labor investigations compared to 107 cases during the same period last year, marking a 276% increase.
States seek to let teens as young as 14 serve booze in restaurants
WASHINGTON — As a former bartender and current tipped worker, Trupti Patel knows that customers tend to get grabby when there is alcohol involved. After working in the food service industry for more than a decade, she is accustomed to dealing with drunk customers who get out of hand, especially if they become belligerent or […]
The U.S. has a child labor problem. It’s a past we haven’t left behind | Opinion
Photographs from the nation's past reverberate into the present.
U.S. House Dems seek to stiffen penalties for employers violating federal child labor law
The measure would also prevent states from easing federal child labor standards.
U.S. House Republicans spar with HHS secretary over transgender youth, child labor
U.S. House Republicans grilled a senior Biden administration official about gender-affirming care for transgender minors.
Here’s how we’re addressing Pa.’s worker misclassification crisis | Opinion
Unscrupulous construction employers need to know this: The days of flying under the radar are over. We are watching.
Pa. dings Georgia contractor for child labor violations | Tuesday Morning Coffee
The state collected a total of $22k in fines for a 2022 incident in New Castle, Pa.
At Kentucky McDonald’s, 10-year-olds worked past midnight, feds say
WASHINGTON — Children as young as 10 were found working past midnight at a McDonald’s restaurant in Louisville, Ky., the U.S. Department of Labor said in announcing numerous civil penalties levied on fast-food franchises. As part of an investigation into federal child labor law violations in the Southeast, the Department of Labor said that three separate […]
Kids at work: States try to ease child labor laws at behest of industry
Since 2015, the U.S. Labor Dept. said it has seen “increases in child labor investigations and violations.”
Food sanitation company fined $1.5 million for illegal child labor
The children cleaned such equipment such as head splitters, back saws and brisket saws, and were exposed to dangerous chemicals such as ammonia.