Wednesday, November 30, 2011

New Child Labor Laws for Farms

Not a lot of time to blog, but I am very concerned about the proposed changes to the child labor laws having to do with farms. As I understand it, if these changes are made, we would not be able to employ our own children on our farm, much less any other teens. Younger kids will not be able to help run the sheep into the chute for sorting, worming or shearing. Nor will they even be allowed to be involved with 4H, as it puts them in contact with animals. Too dangerous, I guess, to show a lamb at the county fair.

Here's a link to another blog post on the topic.

And here you can read about and comment on these proposed changes. The comment deadline has been extended to December 1.

Back to the sweatshop (where we regularly ask our kids to use dangerous tools like felting needles and sewing machines)...

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