February 27, 2024

Florida Senate panel scales back hotly debated child-labor measure

News Service of Florida writes:

"TALLAHASSEE — A proposal to weaken work restrictions for 16- and 17-year-olds is ready to go to the full Senate after a committee made changes Monday night that scaled back the House’s more far-reaching version.


Alexis Tsoukalas, a policy analyst with the Florida Policy Institute [emphasis added], said existing “guardrails,” which include allowing 16- and 17-year old to work more than 30 hours a week during the summer, need to remain in place.

“We know from reputable studies that extending teens’ work hours can make even the safest job hazardous to their education and well-being,” Tsoukalas said."

Read more on orlandosentinel.com

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