Child Labor History and Reforms Term Paper by Peter Pen

Child Labor History and Reforms
An analysis of child labor history and reforms in the United States leading up to the current day.
# 103163 | 1,088 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2008
Published on Apr 27, 2008 in Law (Labor) , Child, Youth Issues (Child Labor) , History (General) , Labor Studies (General)

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This paper discusses the history of the practice of child labor, particularly in the United States. It describes how union organization and child labor reform were often intertwined and how the unions changed the accepted practices of child labor. The paper then looks at child labor in the current day in the United States. It discusses examples of child labor and the American government's response.

Table of Contents:
Current Day

From the Paper:

"Red Robin International paid $66,150 dollars in fines for letting fourteen and fifteen year olds work later than federal labor laws allowed. The fines were issued after a two-year review by the Sacramento, Calif., office of the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor. The violations involved 98 minors in 26 of Red Robin's 68 locations across the country (Finding Articles, 2007). These minors allegedly worked past the 7 pm federal limit and past the 9 pm limit that is in place for the Memorial Day to Labor Day period. Red Robin has updated all of its managers on work-time limits and other regulations in place for young workers, said spokesman Neil Culbertson. The company also is verifying the actual ages of employees when hired and is testing new safeguards in computer systems on the West Coast to ensure the younger employees are working the correct amount of hours (Finding Articles, 2007)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Wikipedia, retrieved on April 01, 2007, from
  • Anderson, William (1996). Kathie Lee's Children. Free Market, Volume 14, Number 9. Retrieved on 2006-11-01,
  • Child Labor Public Education Project, retrieved on April 01, 2007, from
  • Images of Child Labor, retrieved on April 01, 2007, from
  • HRM Guide, retrieved on April 02, 2007, from

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