Pennsylvania Capitol Building. May 24, 2022. Harrisburg, Pa. (Photo by Amanda Berg, for the Capital-Star).

Proposed child labor enhancement bill would put migrant workers at risk, experts say

BY: - November 14, 2023

At a House Labor & Industry Committee meeting on Tuesday morning, lawmakers heard critical feedback from experts on House Bill 1714, which was introduced by state Rep. Ryan Mackenzie (R-Lehigh) in September as a way to “strengthen” Pennsylvania’s child labor laws after data from the Shapiro administration indicated a surge in reported child labor law violations.