Child Labor

what is child labour

The use of children in industry or business, esp. when illegal or considered inhumane. Child labor also harms children or keeps them from attending school. Around the world and in the U. S., growing gaps between rich and poor in recent decades have forced millions of young children out of school and into work
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Georgia Work Restrictions

No minor under 16 years of age shall be permitted to work during the hours when public or private schools are in session unless said minor has completed senior high school or has been excused from attendance in school by a county or independent school system board of education in accordance with the general policies and regulations promulgated by the State Board of Education.

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The present state laws regulating the employment of children, and providing for compulsory education, are confusing to anyone interested in their enforcement. The child labor law provides, (1) That no child under 14 years of age shall be employed during the school term of the district in which he resides; (2) That no child under 12 years of age shall be employed at any time in factories, workshops, mercantile or manufacturing establishments where goods or wares are made or sold. Section 17 of the mining law passed in February, 1907, provides that no boy under 14 years of age, nor girl of any age shall be permitted to work in a coal mine at any time, and in case of doubt as to the age of a boy, his parent or guardian shall furnish an affidavit. Now comes the new compulsory education law which requires that every child between eight and fifteen years of age shall attend some free school twenty-four weeks yearly, beginning with the opening of the school term. Consequently:

Child Labor rules in Jamaica

  • In Jamaica, under the Child Care and Protection Act, it is an offence to employ a child under 13 years old. The law does make an exception for children 13 to 15 years old to be employed, but they should only do light work. Children 15 and over must not be employed in night work or in any industrial or hazardous work. It is also an offence for a child to be used for indecent or immoral purposes.

Child Labor laws in UK

Children can only start full-time work after the last Friday in June of the academic year when they turn 16. This is the minimum school leaving age.
After a child has reached the minimum school leaving age they can work up to a maximum of 40 hours a week.
School-aged children are not entitled to the National Minimum Wage. Young workers aged 16 to 17 are entitled to at least £3.68/hr.
Once someone reaches 18, adult employment rights and rules then apply.
From the summer of 2013, a young person must do some part-time education or training until they’re 17.

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