Extension specialist helps answer child labor law questions

Proposed rule changes by the U. S. Department of Labor to the federal child labor laws are meant to bring the safety rules applying to young farm workers to the same safety standards as those for nonagricultural workers. The changes have gotten some parents wondering. Would the changes apply to their own children working on the home farm? Would 4‑H’ers tending their animals be affected by these proposed changes?

 Michigan State University Extension public policy education specialist Claire Layman answered these questions and more when she laid the most significant proposals out clearly in “Proposed Rule Changes to Federal Child Labor Laws (GE-213).”

 This is just another example of MSU Extension providing current information when and where people need it.

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