3 Most Important Rules for Working Teens

If you're a teenager with a job -- or a family member of an employed teen -- you should be aware of the protections offered by The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) of 1938. The FLSA mandates restrictions on child labor. Individual states have additional youth labor rules and regulations; any time the federal and state laws disagree, the law that provides the most protection for young workers applies.

Child Labor Is Alive and Well and a Problem for You

Most of us in the developed world rarely see barefoot urchins with dirty faces and near-empty tummies wielding machine parts larger than themselves, but the sad truth is that child labor law violations exist today, and they create problems for all of us, not just the exploited minors.