The Arkansas Illuminator reports:
A proposed Arkansas law that would remove the requirement for children under 16 to prove their age to get a job will head to Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ desk for approval. Employment certificates currently require proof of the child’s age, a description of the work and work schedule and a parent or legal guardian’s written consent.
Eliminating this requirement would “restore decision-making to parents concerning their children,” the bill states. Opponents of House Bill 1410 have expressed concerns it will open the door to violations of these child labor requirements and put children at risk of human trafficking.
Read the full article. A spokesperson for Sanders says she will sign the bill.
I see the party of family values has opened up the labor market for children like it’s 1910 again in Arkansas. This is backward, even for Arkansas. https://t.co/9EoNfyGKRn
— Charlie Fox (@seafocks) March 5, 2023