the gainful employment of children below an age determined by law or custom.
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How to use child labor in a sentence
The absence of schooling combined with falling incomes is likely to lead to higher rates of child labor and child marriages.Schools in India have been closed since March. The costs to children are mounting. | Parth M.N., Joanna Slater, Niha Masih | December 30, 2020 | Washington Post
Companies would also need to monitor all minerals and metals in conflict zones and audit its suppliers for child labor.In a historic vote, the Swiss will determine if multinationals should be held liable for global abuses | Vivienne Walt | November 27, 2020 | Fortune
One of their main arguments, laid out in briefs they have filed through this year, is that while child labor is awful, they are not responsible.The Supreme Court will decide: Can Big Chocolate be blamed for child slavery? | Vivienne Walt | November 26, 2020 | Fortune
Those cases focused on the individuals involved and not the broader system that allows child labor to be used.Inside the Lives of Immigrant Teens Working Dangerous Night Shifts in Suburban Factories | by Melissa Sanchez | November 19, 2020 | ProPublica
That has shielded companies from any legal action relating to child labor.Big Chocolate’s child-labor problem is still far from fixed | Vivienne Walt | October 19, 2020 | Fortune
Dickens grew up in a London where child labor was ruthlessly exploited.
It points out that there are no controls on human trafficking and child labor when it comes to the production of the goods.
He also won passage of a ban on child labor, struck down by a Scalia-like like Supreme Court in 1918.
When a federal law passed curtailing the child-labor abuses, there was finally an opportunity for kids to act their age.
The problem: pesky state child labor laws requiring that minors work a maximum eight hours a day when school is not in session.Too Close for Comfort: ‘Couples Therapy’ for Courtney Stodden on VH1 | Maria Elena Fernandez | October 1, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Woman-and child-labor were common in both mines and factories.The Necessity of Atheism | Dr. D.M. Brooks
Begin with an introductory paper on child labor in the mills of England in the nineteenth century.The Complete Club Book for Women | Caroline French Benton
To the cry for a Republican system of education was added an anti-child labor crusade.A History of Trade Unionism in the United States | Selig Perlman
The sweatshop, child-labor, excessive hours for women, were attacked with considerable effect.Consumers and Wage-Earners | J. Elliot Ross
In some instances contracts were returned because of the child-labor clause.America's Munitions 1917-1918 | Benedict Crowell