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North Carolina to Double Fines For Child Labor Violations

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  • July 17, 2009

On Wednesday, the North Carolina General Assembly sent to Governor Perdue a bill intended to significantly strengthen fines for child labor violations.  The bill essentially doubles existing civil penalties for child labor violations, raising the fine for working hours violations to between $500 and $1000 per occurrence.  Minors who become injured while working in a prohibited occupation can cost the employer up to $14,000 per violation.

The new law will take effect on December 1.  North Carolina requires a child labor certificate for any employee under the age of 18.