Child Labor

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Child Labor

The employment of persons under a certain age. Child labor generally is restricted. For example, a jurisdiction may prohibit children under 16 from working during school hours, and children under 18 from working in hazardous conditions. Employment of young children is sometimes associated with sweat shops.
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WEB WATCH: For information on federal child-labor laws, including rules on hazardous work, go to the Department of Labor at www.
exports - equivalent to the sales which countries lost in the United States due to the child-labor import ban.
This keeps the grower from having to comply with worker-safety or child-labor laws.
The Labor Department and the fiercest Capitol Hill advocate of protecting children have drawn attention to the latest report chronicling international child-labor abuses in various industries, including carpet manufacturing and the sisal trade.