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Who enacted child labor laws?

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Answered 2011-03-28 02:03:44

The current Child Labor Laws in the United States were enacted by Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1938.

US presidents do not enact laws, they merely "see that the laws are faithfully executed". Congress and state legislatures enact laws.

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The Department of Labor is responsible for the management of labor relations laws. The department enforces labor laws enacted by Congress.

Laws governing child labor protected children from working in factories where they were exposed to unsafe working conditions, long work hours, and low pay. Many children were forced to drop out of school due to long work hours. School attendance rose after child labor laws were enacted.

To the best of my knowledge, every state has child labor laws. There are also federal child labor laws. To find Texas' child labor laws, google 'Texas statutes, labor code, chapter 51'

which state did not have child labor laws in 1914?

Canada has child labor laws.

Children and their parents are affected by child labor laws. Prospective employers are also affected as they cannot employ child labor.

Yes, there are many rules and laws about child labor. There Federal laws set as minimum requirements and many states have stricter laws.

Child labor laws were laws that protected children in the workplace. Many children were being overworked and injured. These laws kept many children safe.

Labor laws include the number of hours a person may work, when overtime is paid, when a strike is allowed, and child labor laws.

See the link below for the Wisconsin Child Labor website.

Labor laws began in 1938. These laws were began in an effort to curb child labor and provide better working conditions. Labor laws were started by Caesar Chavez.

cheap labor. and less kids in schools. personally i am quite fond of child labor laws.

All countries need to enforce labor laws forbidding child labor.

Congress included child labor restrictions in the FAir LAbor Standards ACt in 1935.

The labor laws is 18 to start a buisness. i think that this is ridiculesness

You must be 16 to get a job in California. For more child labor laws in California, visit They have comprehensive posters of child labor laws included in the labor law posters. Most states have laws that make employers post labor law posters of child labor laws.

No. but there are very strict labor laws that govern how/when they will work, etc. as in child actors.

No, see the link below for the US Dept. of Labor's state by state laws regarding child labor.

Child Labor is very complicated. Therefore the same rules do not apply in pennsylvania.

The Federal government sets specific labor laws, including those about child labor. But the states can put their own laws in effect, as long as they do not contradict the Federal laws. Most states regulate the hours a child can work and the ages they can get a work permit.

Child labor laws apply no matter what, regardless of stock, who owns the company or what the employment circumstances of the child are.

According to Starbucks' website and their Global Human Rights Statement, they follow child labor laws to the T and thus do not use child labor.

People have to tolerate the laws Congress passes.

State child labor laws is less protective in New York. Also, the minimum wage is different in those 2 states.

All civilized countries have child labor laws. The laws are there to make sure under aged children are not forced to work against their will. What child wants to be involved in forced labor while his/her friends are at play or in school? Sadly these laws are quite necessary as in some nations children would otherwise be forced to work.

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