Teens no longer allowed to work on poultry farms

24-04-2007 | | |

The US Department of Labor wants to ban 14- and 15-year-olds from working at poultry plants.

The proposed ban will ban these teenagers from working on poultry farms, as well as riding as passengers on forklifts, or selling door-to-door. The proposed update to child labour laws would also allow the teenagers to work in advertising, banking and information technology.
“The proposal contains the most ambitious and far-reaching revisions to the child labour regulations in the last 30 years,” says Paul DeCamp, administrator of the department’s Wage and Hour Division.
The public can comment on the proposed changes on the federal government’s website.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, meanwhile, kicked off the second year of its campaign to keep teenagers safe during summer jobs.
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