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Activity Discussion History Child Labor Law

  • Bharti

    March 4, 2024 at 5:31 pm
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    Child labor laws in the United States began to emerge in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The first significant federal legislation addressing child labor was the Keating-Owen Act of 1916, also known as the Federal Child Labor Law. However, the Supreme Court declared this law unconstitutional in 1918. It wasn’t until the passage of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) in 1938 that comprehensive federal regulations on child labor were established. The FLSA set minimum age requirements for employment and placed restrictions on the types of work that children could perform. Since then, child labor laws have been further refined and expanded at both the federal and state levels to ensure the protection of children’s rights and well-being in the workplace.

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