Child Labor Provisions
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) set the minimum age for employment with unlimited hours at 16 years. For hazardous occupations, the minimum age is 18 years. Individuals who are 14 or 15 years old may work outside of school hours with certain limitations and a worker’s permit. Many popular American companies who have outsourced certain services overseas have been criticized for exploiting children by taking advantage of unregulated laws in developing countries (e.g., having children work long hours in factories with intolerable and excruciating working conditions).
Write a paper discussing whether or not you think the minimum age should be 18 for employment with unlimited hours, and 21 for hazardous jobs. Justify your ideas with research and examples.
SLP Assignment Expectations
Your paper should be short (2–3 pages, not including the cover sheet, references, and assessment sheet) and to the point. You are expected to deal with these issues in an integrated fashion, rather than treating them as a series of individual questions to be answered one by one and left at that.