Labor Department withdraws ag child labor regulations

Labor Department withdraws ag child labor regulations

Tom Karst

The Packer

The Department of Labor is dropping the idea of giving farmers new rules to follow on how to use child labor.

With a 2011 proposed rule from the agency attracting more than 10,000 public comments, the move by the federal government to add new rules to regulate use of youth labor on U.S. farms was strongly opposed by U.S. agriculture groups.

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