Child Labor Laws

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Information on Child Labor Laws (in general)

The federal child labor provisions, authorized by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) of 1938, also known as the child labor laws, were enacted to ensure that when young people work, the work is safe and does not jeopardize their health, well-being or educational opportunities. These provisions also provide limited exemptions.

Child Labor Laws specific to the state of Georgia

Today, approximately 80% of all students work sometime during high school. Child labor laws ensure that our youth have the necessary time to pursue their education and be employed in a safe workplace. Georgia's child labor law was written in 1878 whereas the federal child labor law is provided for under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) enacted in 1938.

Child Labor Law information about 1 other state other than Georgia

The Texas Child Labor Law ensures that a child is not employed in an occupation or manner that is harmful to the child's safety, health or well-being. It is illegal to employ a child under age 14 except under specific circumstances.

China labor law

The children are usually between the age of 5 and 17. They have to work in extreme conditions for long hours. They have to work under risky circumstances. Their families are poor so they are willing to work to earn some money. Because their family needs that extra source of income.In China, they have a law that does not allow children under the age of 16 to work. But the government says under special circumstances these children will be able to work. The gov. calls it "Educational Labor." Basically schools would have their students do some work like growing and harvesting crops. But the problem is that most schools abuse this law and they end up forcing the children to do a lot of heavy labor.

Canada labor law

Parents and employers must ensure

that the safety and health at work of

employed youths are protected.

Where children are employed, employers must

make special efforts to ensure that the

workplace is healthy and safe.

In Canada, the provinces, the territories and

the federal government regulate the

employment of children and youths. Generally,

children and youths under 18 may work as

long as it does not hurt their health, welfare,

or safety or interfere with school attendance.

Most provinces do not allow children under

14 years of age to work except in special cases.