Iowa and Minnesota Take Action to Loosen Child Labor Restrictions Amid Tight Job Market

As the job market continues to tighten, Iowa and Minnesota are considering loosening their child labor laws.

The proposed changes have been met with both support and criticism. Republicans have called the current regulations “just crazy”, and are pushing for more job opportunities for teens. In Iowa, a bill has been introduced in the state legislature that would allow teens to work in mines and meatpacking plants.

However, many advocacy groups are concerned that these changes could lead to a rise in child labor violations. The Press Herald has reported that “trends of child labor violations demand greater vigilance”.

The debate over child labor laws is likely to continue as the job market remains tight.

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