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DOL Announces October 14 Public Meeting Regarding Proposed Child Labor Regulations

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 … Continue Reading

DOL Proposes Amendments to Child Labor Regulations

Last week, the Department of Labor issued proposed amendments to the regulations governing the employment of minors in agricultural occupations, and solicited public commentary on the proposal ahead of a planned public hearing. These proposed amendments, which would not apply to children working on farms owned by their parents, are designed to strengthen the workplace safety … Continue Reading

Seventh Circuit Affirms District Court’s Rejection of Child Labor Claim Based on Work Performed in Africa

Generally, employee-related liability for US-based employees flows from domestic statutes (such as the FLSA) while liability for employing workers in other countries typically flows from that country’s body of law. In a recent decision, the Seventh Circuit rejected an attempt by civil litigants who performed services overseas for a subsidiary of Firestone Natural Rubber Co. to … Continue Reading

Jackson Lewis Attends Wage and Hour Division Public Forum Articulating DOL Enforcement Agenda

On Friday, May 21, 2010, the Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division held a public Stakeholder Forum, during which key members of the Wage and Hour Division (WHD) discussed WHD’s goals and regulatory agenda. Jackson Lewis attended the Forum.  After welcoming the crowd, Nancy Leppink, the WHD Deputy Administrator pointed out some of WHD’s accomplishments … Continue Reading

DOL Issues New Child Labor Regulations

On May 20, 2010, the US Department of Labor issued new regulations concerning child labor under the FLSA.  The regulations, which are effective July 19, 2010 and available here, are focused on the limitations as to both duties and work hours applicable to 14-15 and 16-17 year-olds in “non-agricultural” occupations.  The regulations address in detail … Continue Reading