The United States Department of Labor (USDOL) recently announced proposed amendments to the regulations governing the employment of minors in agricultural occupations. Now, the USDOL has announced a public hearing regarding the proposal. The meeting, at which “interested persons” will be given an opportunity to comment on the proposed rulemaking, will be held on October 14, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon EST in Tampa, Florida. This meeting will constitute industry employers’ best opportunity to describe the anticipated negative impact of the proposed regulations (if any) on their business.