DOL Updates FLSA Child Labor Rules Elaws Advisor

August 13, 2010
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Wage and Hour Division has released an updated version of the Child Labor Rules Advisor, an interactive, online compliance assistance tool.  The revised Advisor incorporates regulatory changes that became effective on July 19, 2010.  On May 20, 2010, DOL issued a final rule revising 29 CFR Parts 570 and 579 of the regulations implementing the Fair Labor Standards Act as it pertains to nonagricultural workers under age 18.  The changes place a few more restrictions on tasks that cannot be performed by 16- and 17-year-olds working in construction but leave in place, for now, an exemption for 16- and 17-year-old apprentices and student learners.  For more information, read AGC's article Labor Department Revises Child Labor Law, Leaves AGC-Supported Apprentice Exemption in Place. The Child Labor Rules Advisor is one of a series of elaws Advisors developed by DOL to help employers and employees understand federal employment laws.  Each advisor simulates the interaction you might have with an employment law expert by asking questions and providing answers based on the responses given.  To access all of the available elaws Advisors, visit the elaws website at
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