What is Child Labor Law?
Child labor laws protect children from being exploited by adults in the workplace. Child labor laws are designed to preserve a child's right to be educated, to protect them from working conditions that are dangerous, and to ensure that they have time for growth and play. They also prevent children from being forced into hazardous work by their parents or guardians. There are many different types of child labor laws. They vary by country, state, industry, and even city or region. The specific requirements of these laws vary widely as well.
What are the different types of child labor laws?
There are a few different types of child labor laws, but they all have the same basic goals: to protect children from working in dangerous conditions or for wages that are too low.
The first type of child labor law is called a minimum age law. This kind of law sets a minimum age at which a child can legally work. It may be different for each type of work or job. For example, some countries allow children to work part-time as waiters and waitresses at age 15 while others require that they be 18 years old before they can do this kind of work.
Another type of child labor law is called a maximum hours law. This kind of law states how many hours per day or week a child can legally work. In some countries these laws only apply to children under the age of 16 but others include teenagers as well. For example, the United States has no federal maximum hour laws but some states do have them for teenagers working in certain industries like restaurants and retail stores (see links below).The third type of child labor law is called an employment conditions law. These laws set standards for things like minimum wage payment and other benefits like paid leave or sick days off for employees