If you ever read the state labor laws (wait, you haven’t?), you sometimes come across provisions that seem like they were written for another generation.

And indeed, they were.

Take, for example, Conn. Gen. Stat. 31-23.  It prohibits children under the age of 16 from working in the “manufacturing, mechanical, mercantile or theatrical industry”.

As I’ve highlighted before, I’m fortunate to serve as a delegate to the American Bar Association House of Delegates, which meets twice a year.

I was less fortunate that the Midyear Meeting this year was in Chicago, which was even colder and snowier than Connecticut.

At Monday’s House meeting, there were several resolutions

For many kids (including my own), today marks the first day back to school. While that may seem like “child labor” to them, that term obviously means something different.

What some employers fail to realize is that the start of school also means the start of limits to on what high school students can do

The Connecticut General Assembly is in full swing which means the Labor & Public Employee committee is in hearing mode. Several bills have already gotten a hearing, and several more are scheduled for a hearing on February 24th.  No bills have yet been voted out of the committee.  

You can track all the bills