child labor

The employment of children who are under the legal (or generally recognised) minimum age

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  • Child labor — is the employment of children at regular and sustained labour. This practice is considered exploitative by many countries and international organizations. Child labour was utilized to varying extents through most of history, but entered public… …   Wikipedia

  • child labor — n. the regular, full time employment of children under a legally defined age in factories, stores, offices, etc.: in the U.S., the minimum legal age under federal law is 16 (in hazardous occupations, 18) …   English World dictionary

  • child labor — The employment of children, the legal significance of which is the prohibition of such employment in dangerous occupations, in places where they may be corrupted by the surroundings, at work which is of such nature as to tax the strength of the… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • child labor — noun : the employment of a child in a business or industry especially in violation of state or federal statutes prohibiting the employment of children under a specified age …   Useful english dictionary

  • child labor — the gainful employment of children below an age determined by law or custom. [1875 80] * * * …   Universalium

  • child labor — hiring of children as employees, using children as workers …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Child labor laws in the United States — include numerous statutes and rules regulating the employment of minors. According to the United States Department of Labor, child labor laws affect those under the age of 18 in a variety of occupations.[1][further explanation needed] Contents …   Wikipedia

  • child labor laws — n. Laws regulating the hours, conditions, and nature of work that may be performed by children. The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008. child labor laws …   Law dictionary

  • child labor law — n: a law regulating or prohibiting the employment of a person who is below a specified age Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. child labor law …   Law dictionary

  • Child Labor Amendment — United States of America This article is part of the series: United States Constitution Original text of the Constitution Preamble Articles of the Constitution I · …   Wikipedia

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