Child labor law violations are at their highest in decades.

By Dwayne David Paul


That is one reason why advocates like the Center for Law and Social Policy recommend that the maximum allowable penalty for child labor violations be increased from $15,000 to $1 million per child. This would improve the odds that egregious violators like Packers Sanitation Services would comply with the law. Were this the standard, the company would have paid $102 million for its heinous violations instead of $1.2 million.

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