DSST Business Ethics and Society-Study Guide 2

The flsa regulates child labor by a setting minimum

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The FLSA regulates child labor by (a) setting minimum ages for jobs that have been determined to be particularly hazardous, (b) setting minimum ages for all other jobs (that is, jobs that are not considered particularly hazardous), and (c) limiting the hours that children are permitted to work. There are also exceptions to some of these requirements. There are 11 Hazardous Orders in agriculture that forbid children under age 16 from doing any of the following jobs: Operating a tractor in most situations. Operating or assisting to operate specified dangerous machinery such as grain combines, hay mowers & balers, trenchers, earth-moving equipment, fork lifts, power-driver circular, band, or chain saws. Working on a farm occupied by a bull, boar, or stud horse maintained for breeding purposes; a sow with suckling pigs; or a cow with newborn calf (with umbilical cord present).
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Working from a ladder or scaffold at a height of over 20 feet. Driving a bus, truck, or automobile while transporting passengers, or riding on a tractor as a passenger or helper. Handling or applying agricultural chemicals that are acutely toxic. Handling or using a blasting agent, such a dynamite, ammonium nitrate, and blasting caps. 17 Hazardous Orders pertaining to all industries (other than agriculture) that forbid children under age 18 from doing hazardous jobs (i.e., explosives, driving a motor vehicle, mining, logging, roofing, etc) In jobs that are not considered particularly hazardous, the FLSA sets the normal minimum age for employment in agriculture at 14 years, whereas in every other industry the normal minimum age is 16 years. In agriculture there are three exceptions to the normal age 14 minimum age: A child of ages 12/13 may work where a parent or guardian (a) consents to the child’s employment or (b) is employed on the same farm as the child. A child under 12 may work where (a) employed by a parent or guardian on a farm owned or operated by the parent or guardian, or (b) employed, with the consent of a parent or guardian, on a small farm A child 10 or 11 may work as a hand-harvest laborer for no more than 8 weeks in a year. There are no work hour limitations for 16- and 17-year-olds.
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