Yet another story about a Teahadist wanting to throw out child labor regulations, and State Senator Jane Cunningham (R-MOSD7) has such a destructive plan to turn the clock back 120 years. It is called MO SB222, and this bill is outright disgusting, just like the Missouri GOP's attempts to repeal Prop B and to bring Right-To-Work For Less laws, among other nonsense.
Here are some of the sickening things about this proposed laws:
This act modifies the child labor laws.
It eliminates the prohibition on employment of children under age fourteen.
Restrictions on the number of hours and restrictions on when a child may work during the day are also removed.
It also repeals the requirement that a child ages fourteen or fifteen obtain a work certificate or work permit in order to be employed.
Children under sixteen will also be allowed to work in any capacity in a motel, resort or hotel where sleeping accommodations are furnished.
It also removes the authority of the director of the Division of Labor Standards to inspect employers who employ children and to require them to keep certain records for children they employ.
It also repeals the presumption that the presence of a child in a workplace is evidence of employment.
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