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Missouri Republican moves to loosen child labor laws, calls children "lazy"

Posted on AllSides May 10th, 2024
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A Missouri Republican advocated loosening child labor laws, saying children were "lazy" and should get jobs like she did at the age of 9. In 2023, the Department of Labor announced plans to crack down on child labor amid a surge in violations after several states loosened workplace protections. This week, Missouri state Representative Cheri Toalson Reisch, speaking in favor of a bill that would change a requirement for children under 16 to get a certificate from their school before getting a work permit, said: "At what point are people...

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