March 8, 2024

Legislature passes weakened child labor bill that exempts homeschoolers

Romy Ellenbogen writes:

"Florida teenagers may soon be able to work longer on Sundays, after a bill that has been significantly watered down passed the Florida Legislature.


The Florida Policy Institute [emphasis added], which also heavily opposed the bill, said the final version of the legislation poses fewer risks to teenagers’ health and safety.

But the group’s CEO Sadaf Knight [emphasis added], in a statement, said there are still concerns about how it would allow employers to schedule some homeschooled teenagers for overnight shifts by exempting them from child labor laws, “putting their education and well-being at risk.”"


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