This week's Cotton Newsline is 2 cuts.Both cuts are Robbie Minnich Senior Government Relations Representative for the National Cotton Council.
Suggested Introduction 1
On Sept. 2, '11, the DOL published and invited public comments on a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on its proposed child labor rule. The proposed rule sought to revise child labor regulations in agricultural and non-agricultural occupations, but perhaps most significantly, the rule could have added new restrictions to the agricultural parental exemption, which allowed children under 15 to perform certain tasks on farms owned by their families. Robbie Minnich, Senior Government Relations Representative for the National Cotton Council says 72 agricultural organizations joined together to criticize the proposal saying the proposal "would significantly curtail the employment opportunities available to youth working in U.S. agriculture…"
Suggested Introduction 2
Minnich says in response to requests from Congressional Members and the public, including comments submitted by the NCC and other agricultural interest organizations, the Department of Labor (DOL) is "re-proposing" the portion of their proposed child labor rule regarding the agricultural parental exemption.