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IS 364Adeleke Eburne 8-10010/1/12

Child Labor Laws

The Department of Labor is the sole federal agency that monitors child labor and enforces child labor laws. The most sweeping federal law that restricts the employment and abuse of child workers is the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Child labor provisions under FLSA are designed to protect the educational opportunities of youth and prohibit their employment in jobs that are detrimental to their health and safety. FLSA restricts the hours that youth under 16 years of age can work and lists hazardous occupations too dangerous for young workers to perform. Enforcement of the FLSA's child labor provisions is handled by the Department's Wage and Hour Division. Summer Jobs+ 2012 Businesses! Non-profits! Government! President Barack Obama has issued a call-to-action to business leaders and communities to join his Administration in Summer Jobs+, a joint initiative to proved hundreds of thousands of summer jobs for low-income and disconnect youth of America. Child labor regulations (Cambodia)

The Labor Law establishes 15 years as the minimum age for employment and 18 years as the minimum that is not hazardous to their health and that does not affect school attendance. A tripartite Labor Advisory Committee is responsible for defining what constitutes work that is hazardous to the health, safety, and morality of adolescents, as well as consulting with the MOSALVY to determine which types of employment and working conditions constitute "light work." Of children between the ages of 5 years and 17 years 53 percent were employed. One-third of these children were over the age of 14 years, and 71 percent of them were engaged in agricultural, farming, or forestry activities; 21 percent of working children were sales or service workers, and 7 percent were engaged in production work. My opinion I’d rather live in the United States because the wage is much higher.
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