Now That Summer Has Arrived, Many New Jersey Employers Are Asking: What Are My Company's Obligations With Regard to Employing Child Labor?


The United States Department of Labor has just announced that it is raising fines for employers that illegally employ child workers. Under its new, tougher penalty structure, employers who illegally employ minors will face penalties of up to $11,000 per worker for each violation. When children work, the work must be age appropriate, safe and it must not interfere with their schooling.

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