ERIC Number: ED334359
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Children At Risk in the Workplace. Hearings before the Employment and Housing Subcommittee of the Committee on Government Operations, House of Representatives, One Hundred First Congress, Second Session (March 16 and June 8, 1990).
Congress of the U. S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Government Operations.
This document reports the oral and written testimony given at a hearing on the exploitation of children and teenagers in the workplace. Witnesses included officials of fast food chains and other businesses, Labor Department officials, employees of fast food chains and their parents, and parents of children who were killed or injured while working. Testimony centered on how many hours children work, the problems of regulating franchisees' uses of child labor, the necessity of children spending more time on studies, and the flagrant and widespread abuse in hours and safety rules being committed in the United States. Testimony also noted that in other industrialized countries, such as Germany and Japan, students rarely work. Many instances of injuries were cited. Department of Labor statistics on violations were also discussed, and law enforcement efforts were encouraged. (KC)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Child Labor, Child Welfare, Children, Compliance (Legal), Employment Practices, Food Service, Hearings, Labor Legislation, Occupational Safety and Health, Secondary Education, Small Businesses
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Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
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Authoring Institution: Congress of the U. S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Government Operations.