Labor and Employment

Labor and Employment

by David M. Haugen

Hardcover(Library Binding)

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The Teen Rights and Freedoms series examines the perceived or actual legal rights that impact the daily lives of teens. Coverage includes constitutionally protected liberties such as the right to free speech as well as emerging rights related to contemporary issues such as electronic devices and the Internet. Each volume uses the well-known Greenhaven anthology format to explore a specific right or freedom, with material drawn from a diverse selection of primary and secondary sources, including Supreme Court decisions and personal narratives. Volume content is selected and arranged to examine-and help explain-the major social and legal controversies surrounding each featured right, as well as the responsibilities that accompany a specific right or freedom. Each illustrated volume contains an annotated table of contents; a volume-specific introduction and chronology; a list of organizations to contact; bibliographies; and a comprehensive subject index. The multifaceted approach of Teen Rights and Freedoms makes the series an excellent resource for better understanding the complex, broad, and evolving legal issues facing American teens.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780737764024
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing
Publication date: 10/11/2012
Series: Teen Rights and Freedoms Series
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 15 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Foreword 1

Introduction 4

Chronology 8

1 Regulating Child Labor in the United States: An Overview Todd Postol 12

2 State and Federal Governments Address Child Labor in Different Ways Andrea Giampetro-Meyer Timothy Brown Nancy Kubasek 21

3 Congress Does Not Have the Power to Regulate Child Labor Within States: The Supreme Court's Decision William R. Day 27

4 Congress Does Have the Power to Regulate Child Labor Within States: Dissenting Opinion Oliver Wendell Holmes 37

5 Congress Should Adopt a Child Labor Amendment Arthur Garfield Hays 45

6 Congress Should Not Adopt a Child Labor Amendment Duncan U. Fletcher 54

7 Teenagers Have a Right to Work V. Nathaniel Ang 59

8 Child Labor Protections Are Outdated Seymour Moskowitz 67

9 Lowering the Minimum Wage Would Increase Teen Employment James Sherk 74

10 Increasing the Minimum Wage Would Not Increase Teen Unemployment Heidi Schierholz 81

11 The Struggle to Find a First Job Personal Narrative Danielle Wilson 86

12 Child Farm Workers Should Be Held to the Same Regulations as Other Young Workers Human Rights Watch 92

13 Child Farm Workers Should Not Be Subject to Unreasonable Regulation Stu Ellis 107

14 Learning That Hard Work Leads to a Better Life Personal Narrative Melissa Gonzalez 112

15 Children in Reality Television Shows Should Be Protected by Labor Laws Dayna B. Royal 116

Organizations to Contact 124

For Further Reading 131

Index 134

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