Federal U.S. labor laws include the Fair Labor Standards Act, which mandates a minimum wage and overtime pay of 1 1/2 times the normal rate, says the Department of Labor. The act limits the hours children under 16 can wo... More » Government & Politics Law

Under federal labor law, children between the ages of 14 and 15 must work outside school hours, for no longer than three hours on a school day, for no more than eight hours on a nonschool day and for no more than 40 hour... More » Government & Politics Law Child Support & Custody

Federal child labor laws are enforced by the Hour and Wage Division of the U.S. Department of Labor, states the agency. Some states have additional child labor laws that are enforced by those states' departments of labor... More » Government & Politics Law Enforcement
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