Kids can now work without a parental permission permit.
No one asked for it, but parents are now at a major disadvantage, and business can now exploit child labor again while kids should still be in school. Laws designed to solve the problems of the 19th and 20th century are being eliminated, and Democrats are saying what? Doing what?
Keep in mind, the excuse Republicans used to exploit child labor targeted just a few kids who were not living at home, leaving the other 70,000 parental permits in the dust.
|The good old days....|
Republicans said the bill is a barrier to employment for some low-income youth and a needless government intrusion. Democrats and labor unions said it prevents parents from being able to control the work/school balance for their children. More than 70,000 permits were issued to 16- and 17-year-olds last year.How did we ever survive without out this change?
Gov. Scott Walker signed 10 bills into law Wednesday, including (an) end to work permits for 16- and 17-year-olds.
Two of the bills drew opposition from Democrats, including one that eliminates the phrase "child labor" from statutes and replaces it with "the employment of minors."
The law turns back a century-old requirement that teenagers obtain a parent's signature and permit in order to work.