Daily Caller | Amid Public Outcry, Obama Labor Dept. Withdraws Farm Child Labor Rule

Under pressure from farming advocates in rural communities, and following a report  by The Daily Caller, the Obama administration withdrew a proposed rule Thursday that would have applied  child labor laws to family farms.

Critics complained that the regulation would have drastically changed the  extent to which children could work on farms owned by family members. The U.S.  Department of Labor cited public outcry as the reason for withdrawing the  rule.

“The decision to withdraw this rule — including provisions to define the ‘parental exemption’ — was made in response to thousands of comments expressing  concerns about the effect of the proposed rules on small family-owned farms,” the Department said in a press release Thursday evening. “To be clear, this  regulation will not be pursued for the duration of the Obama  administration.”

 

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