Remember the federal case of the pizza restaurant owners suing the state to allow their children to be able to learn the pizza business through observation and participation? Part of their case involved a challenge to the constitutionality of the state’s child labor laws. 

It has been over two months since we’ve heard much about the case.

It turns out that the parties are in the midst of negotiating a possible settlement and have agreed to have the case stayed (i.e. put on hold) while those discussions are ongoing.

According to a memorandum from the Court (download here), the court held a conference on July 20th in which they notified the court that they are making attempt to resolve the matter outside of court. If the matter is resolved, they are to notify the court of that fact.   As of today’s date, the matter remains stayed and no word on a settlement has been reported.