Child Labor Regulations, Orders and Statements of Interpretation; Child Labor Violations—Civil Money Penalties

Docket ID: WHD-2011-0001
Agency: Wage and Hour Division (WHD)
Parent Agency: Department of Labor (DOL)
The Department of Labor (Department or DOL) is proposing to revise the child labor regulations issued pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act, which set forth the criteria for the permissible employment of minors under 18 years of age in agricultural and nonagricultural occupations. The proposal would implement specific recommendations made by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, increase parity between the agricultural and nonagricultural child labor provisions, and also address other areas that can be improved, which were identified by the Department’s own enforcement actions. The Department is proposing to revise its civil money penalty regulations to incorporate into the regulations the processes the Department follows when determining both whether to assess a child labor civil money penalty and the amount of that penalty.
RIN: 1235-AA06
Impacts and Effects: Small Entities (Business)
CFR Citation: 29 CFR 570
Priority: Other Significant
UA and Regulatory Plan Information open glossary dialog  
Publication Period: Fall 2012
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Action
Major Rule: No
Legal Authorities: 29 USC 212 and 213(c)
Legal Deadlines: None
Government Levels Affected: No
Federalism Implications: No
Unfunded Mandates: No
Requires Regulatory Flexibility Analysis: No
Small Entities Affected: Business
International Impacts: No
Included in Regulatory Plan: No
ActionDateFR Citation
NPRM09/02/201176 FR 54836
Notice of Public Hearing10/04/201176 FR 61289
NPRM Comment Period End11/01/2011
Notice of Extension of Comment Period11/01/201176 FR 67104
Comment Period End12/01/2011
Withdrawn05/29/201277 FR 31549
Docket Details open glossary dialog  
Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: None
Type: Rulemaking

Primary Documents

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Comment Period Closed
Dec 01, 2011 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 09/02/2011
ID: WHD-2011-0001-0001
Comment Period Closed
Nov 04, 2011 11:59 PM ET
Posted: 10/31/2011
ID: WHD-2011-0001-1167
Comment Period Closed
Posted: 06/27/2012
ID: WHD-2011-0001-10341
Comment Period Closed
Proposed Rule
Posted: 05/29/2012
ID: WHD-2011-0001-10340
Comment Period Closed
Posted: 10/04/2011
ID: WHD-2011-0001-0085

Supporting Documents

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Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 03/22/2012
ID: WHD-2011-0001-10339
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 03/13/2012
ID: WHD-2011-0001-10338
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 10/27/2011
ID: WHD-2011-0001-0695


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Agency Contact
Mary Ziegler
Director, Division of Regulation, Legislation, and Interpretation
202 693-0406
202 693-1387 (Fax)
200 Constitution Avenue NW., Rm S-3502, FP Building, Washington, DC 20210
Washington, DC 20210
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