DOL Announces Re-Proposal of Child Labor Parental Exemption


The Department of Labor ("DOL") announced that it will re-propose the "parental exemption" portion of its September 2011 proposed agricultural child labor regulations. Many Congressmen and agricultural industry representatives submitted comments advocating reconsideration of proposed rules which substantially restricted the parental exemption. DOL recognized the "unique attributes of farm families and rural communities" and intends to publish the re-proposed parental exemption for public comment in early summer.

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