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H.R. 2637, The Child Labor Protection Act of 2007
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H.R. 2637 would amend the Fair Labor Standards Act with respect to civil penalties for child labor violations.
Child Labor Protection Act of 2007 - Amends the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to increase civil penalties for violations of: (1) child labor requirements and prohibitions; and (2) minimum wage and maximum hours requirements.
Increases from ,000 to ,000 the maximum penalty for each employee who was the subject of a child labor violation.
Establishes a ,000 civil penalty for each such violation that causes the death or serious injury of any employee under age 18. Allows the doubling of such a penalty where the violation is a repeated or willful violation.
Defines "serious injury" as permanent: (1) loss or substantial impairment of one of the senses (sight, hearing, taste, smell, tactile sensation); (2) loss or substantial impairment of the function of a bodily member, organ, or mental faculty, including the loss of all or part of an arm, leg, foot, hand or other body part; or (3) paralysis or substantial impairment that causes loss of movement or mobility of an arm, leg, foot, hand or other body part.
Increases from ,000 to ,100 the civil penalty for any repeated or willful violation of specified minimum wage or maximum hours requirements of such Act.
Status of the Legislation
Latest Major Action: 6/8/2007: Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Education and Labor.
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