At long last, Governor Rell has signed a bill this week that I’ve reported on lots before that allows 15-year-olds to once again work in grocery stores and some other limited capacity roles. The law, which is effective immediately, also retroactively makes legal any 15-year-olds that have been working in the stores since the previous
With just a few days to go, the list of pending bills in both the state Senate and House continues to grow.
But it is worth updating readers on one uncontroversial employment law bill that passed the Senate over a month ago that remains pending.
Specifically, Senate Bill 216 would renew a labor law that permitted 15-year-olds…
The Associated Press is reporting this morning that the labor law that permitted 15-year-olds to work in grocery stores as baggers, shelf stockers and cashiers, is no longer in effect, "apparently because lawmakers forgot to renew it."
According to the AP:
The 20-year-old law had to be renewed every five years, and lawmakers didn’t do