Laws and Acts of the Child Labor Reform

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    Acts and Laws of the Chilad Labor Reform

  • First State Child Labor Law

    First State Child Labor Law
    Massachusetts passed a law stating that children under the age of 15 who are working in factories, must attend school at least 3 months out of the year. This was the first state law passed that limited child labor.
  • Limiting of Work Days

    Limiting of Work Days
    Children are limited to a 10 hour day in Massachussetts. Many states follow this lead but few of the laws are actually enforced.
  • New York Unions

    New York Unions
    The New York Labor movement successfully sponsored legislation that prohibited the making of cigars in tenements where many young children worked.
  • Democrat Support

    Democrat Support
    The Democratic party openly supports banning factory employment for children under the age of 15.
  • National Child Labor Commitee

    National Child Labor Commitee
    The National Child Labor Commitee forms with the intention of reforming the federal laws regarding child labor
  • Keating-Owen Act

    Keating-Owen Act
    The purpose of this act was "To prevent interstate commerce in the products of child labor, and for other purposes". This was the first federal act to restict child labor.
  • Walsh-Healey Act

    Walsh-Healey Act
    Also known as the Federal Purchasing Law, states that the U.S. government will not purchase products made by underage children.
  • Fair Labor Standards Act

    Fair Labor Standards Act
    Originally established a minimum wage, overtime pay, equal pay, recordkeeping and child labor standards. Children under the age of 16 could not work in industrial jobs. Children ages 14 and 15 had major restrictions on work hours during a school week.