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Child Labor Laws

Shadee Ashtari

Judge Cites Hobby Lobby To Excuse Fundamentalist Mormon From Child Labor Testimony

HuffingtonPost.com | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics

Less than three months after Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg warned about the widespread repercussions of the Supreme Court’s majority decision in Burwe...

Bolivia Is On The Verge Of Making It Legal To Work From Age 10

AP | PAOLA FLORES | Posted 09.16.2014 | World

EL ALTO, Bolivia (AP) — Alicia weaves through El Alto's stalled traffic under a blazing sun, hawking colorful woven flowers to grumpy drivers and lo...

Samsung Suspends Ties With Supplier Accused Of Child Labor

AP | YOUKYUNG LEE | Posted 09.13.2014 | Technology

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co. said it has suspended business ties with a Chinese supplier that allegedly hired children. The So...

Bolivia Passes Law To Allow 10-Year-Olds To Work

AP | Posted 07.05.2014 | World

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivia's Congress has passed legislation to allow children as young age 10 to work as long as it does not interfere with the...

The Horrific Reality That Americans Don't Know About

www.upworthy.com | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

I can't help but think that if we were all better educated about child labor, maybe the demand would slow for such inexpensive goods. ...

GOP Governor Pushing To Loosen Child Labor Laws In 2014

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) will continue his push to loosen the state's child labor laws in the new year, arguing that 12-year-old children should not...

Child Labour Is No Child's Play

Guy Ryder | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Guy Ryder

Child labour is a global problem that needs a response from all sides. This means measures to help reduce poverty, improve education, enforce laws, improve employment prospects for adults and ensure there are no benefits in employing children under working age.

Officials Urge Faster Progress On Eliminating Child Labor

AP | Posted 09.23.2013 | Business

GENEVA -- The number of children doing hazardous work dropped by half to 85 million from 2000 to 2012, but the rate of progress isn't fast enough to m...

Skipping the First Step to End Child Labor?

Dr. Jody Heymann | Posted 08.12.2013 | Impact
Dr. Jody Heymann

Laws are not enough to end child labor -- we see that every time a new factory is found filled with children who should be in school. But making progress against child labor must begin with banning it.

Coco Rocha Fights For Child Labor Laws To Include Young Models

The Huffington Post | Lauren Leibowitz | Posted 06.11.2013 | Style

Last week, we were thrilled to learn of the possibility of legislation to protect underage models from the rigors of the fashion industry. Now, that l...

Underage Model Legislation In The Works For New York State

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 06.13.2013 | Style

The tides seem to be turning in the fashion world, with underage models slowly but surely getting the protection they deserve. Next up? New York might...

GOP Worships the 'Hand,' Disrespects Those Who Work With Them

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.04.2013 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

The invisible hand of the market, which the GOP worships as an infallible god, is curled into a fist and is pounding America's lowest-paid workers.

India Must Ban Child Labor

Gordon Brown | Posted 02.20.2013 | Impact
Gordon Brown

Pressure is mounting on the Indian Parliament to end child labor after 150,000 Indians signed an abolition petition demanding an immediate change in the child labor laws.

Company Kids Love Accused Of Violating Child Labor Laws

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

* Pension fund could sue Hershey, directors * African cocoa sector uses forced labor, children -study * Whole Foods drop...

I'm Not 12 Years Old, But Thanks For Asking...

Lindsay Simone Meirowitz | Posted 12.17.2012 | Women
Lindsay Simone Meirowitz

So, next time you meet someone new, remember to be aware of your actions and aware of how said actions can impact others.

Christina Wilkie

Major Restaurant Settles Child Labor Charges

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 10.03.2012 | Business

Ruby Tuesday agreed on Wednesday to pay $158,000 to settle charges that the national restaurant chain violated Massachusetts child labor laws, as well...

LOOK: Faces Of Child Labor

Posted 10.02.2012 | Business

Though it may seem a barbaric practice of the past, child labor is still alive and well in the U.S. and around the world, and international efforts to...

Educating the World - No More Excuses

Gordon Brown | Posted 11.28.2012 | Education
Gordon Brown

Education across the world must be a priority for us all -- an economic and of course a moral necessity. The challenge is not insurmountable; we know how to build schools and how to train teachers. And so the time for excuses is over, and action must begin today.

New Internet Plug-In Blocks Out Clothing Products Made By Child Laborers

Posted 08.09.2012 | Impact

You can now add to your online cart knowing that you're not adding to the global problem of child labor. A recently-launched internet plug-in calle...

Child Labor and Agribusiness Churn Washington's Food Fight

Michelle Chen | Posted 07.14.2012 | Politics
Michelle Chen

Child farmworker struggles are symptoms of a blight that's buried by the spin of corporate agriculture: the politics of the food system are spoiled rotten.

Working Kids... to Disability and Death

Bruce Lesley | Posted 07.04.2012 | Impact
Bruce Lesley

According to a report in the Journal of Pediatrics, approximately 26,650 youth are injured on farms every year. Of these injuries, more than 3,700 require hospitalization. Now, passing the CARE Act is even more important.

Is Walmart Too Big, Powerful, Influential to Obey the Law?

Richard Trumka | Posted 06.26.2012 | Business
Richard Trumka

This week's reports about Walmart's practices in Mexico are breathtaking. The Times found "credible evidence that bribery played a persistent and significant role in Walmart's rapid growth in Mexico."

Sarah Palin Accuses Obama Of 'Nonsensical Intrusion'

Posted 04.26.2012 | Politics

Sarah Palin lashed out at the Obama Administration in a Facebook post on Wednesday, attacking regulations she says would ban children from working on ...

Child Janitor Explains Confronting Newt

Manassas Park Patch | Jamie M. Rogers | Posted 05.30.2012 | Politics

"My mother wanted us to go to a private school because she wanted us to have the best education," said Cendejas, as he sat at a small restaurant back ...

Dave Jamieson

Ag-Friendly Dems Join GOP In Opposing Child Labor Rules

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans have stepped up their efforts to block new rules from the Obama administration that would limit the work kids can do on farm...