ERIC Number: ED339486
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Mar-19
Reference Count: N/A
Child Labor Amendments of 1991. Joint Hearing on S.600 To Amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 To Improve Enforcement of the Child Labor Provisions of Such Act, and for Other Purposes, before the Subcommittee on Labor and Subcommittee on Children, Family, Drugs and Alcoholism of the Committee on Labor and Human Resources. United States Senate, One Hundred Second Congress, First Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources.
A joint hearing was held to consider S. 600, a U.S. Senate bill designed to help educate the public about federal child labor laws and strengthen enforcement of child labor laws through an amendment to the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938. Senator Howard M. Metzenbaum presided. The hearings were called because of sporadic enforcement of inadequate laws and an explosion of child labor during the last decade, as documented by the federal government and various child welfare, labor, and consumer organizations. Testimony of key officials of the U.S. Department of Labor is included, as are prepared statements and testimony from witnesses representing such organizations as the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Association of School Administrators, the National Council of Chain Restaurants, the National Restaurant Association, the Virginia Farmworkers Legal Assistance Project, the New Jersey Department of Labor, and the U.S. General Accounting Office. Senators from the states of Connecticut, Utah, Vermont, and Minnesota also submitted written testimony, and various articles, publications, and letters are provided, including a summary of the Child Labor Amendments of 1991 and a transcript of the videotape, Danger: Kids at Work. (LB)
Descriptors: Child Advocacy, Child Labor, Child Welfare, Children, Employees, Federal Legislation, Government Role, Hearings, Labor Legislation, Labor Relations, Trend Analysis, Work Environment, Working Hours
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Congressional Sales Office, Washington, DC 20402 (Stock No. 552-070-11210-3, $3.25).
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Fair Labor Standards Act