Posts Tagged ‘child labor

Last week, the legislature voted to pass an amended version of L.D. 516 – increasing the number of hours a teen can work during the school week. The amended bill represents a very significant improvement over the initial bill that, as written, would have removed all hourly protections for teen workers, but – to be […]

Adults need jobs. Teens need success in school to make a good living down the road. Statement of Laura Harper Director of Public Policy, Maine Women’s Lobby “Last night the Maine House passed an amended version of L.D. 516, a roll back on teen work hour protections. The bill increases the hours teens can work […]

Check out this great piece from Change.org about Maine’s Child Labor Laws: Progressive voices scored a major victory for child labor laws. And I’m not talking about the 1920s–I’m talking about last week in Maine. In a state whose unemployment level is closing in on 8%, the Maine GOP recently decided they’ll help get the […]

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You did it. You called, you emailed, you wrote letters, you testified, you lobbied – and on Friday, Maine’s Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development Committee listened. The committee unanimously killed L.D. 1346 – “An Act to Enhance Access to the Workplace for Minors.” This is the bill that would have repealed hourly protections for […]


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