child labor

Harvest Public Media
8:28 am
Thu February 2, 2012

Labor Department Revising Child Labor Plan

Scott Wilber works on fall cleanup of his watermelon field in this file photo. Helping him on his farm near Boone, Iowa, is his employee, MacKenzie Lewis, 15, (left), and his son, Drew, 14.
Peggy Lowe Harvest Public Media

The U.S. Labor Department on Wednesday backed off a controversial change to child labor laws after an outcry from farm country, softening its stance on barring kids from working certain jobs on family farms.

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