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Department of Business and Professional Regulation Investigators Educate Orlando Businesses on Child Labor Laws
July 30, 2010
ORLANDO—This week, investigators with the Department of Business and Professional Regulation’s Division of Regulation conducted “Operation Summer Job” in an effort to educate businesses on Florida’s child labor laws. Investigators visited a record 532 worksites in the Orlando area that employ approximately 650 minors.
“Children gain great experience from working at a young age, but we must ensure that state guidelines are being followed to protect the youngest members of our workforce,” said Secretary Charlie Liem. “Educating the business community is an important part of our regulatory duty.”
Investigators provided employers with educational materials, posters, and information that helps protect the health, education and welfare of Florida’s working minors. The Child Labor Program enforces the child labor law, Chapter 450, Part I, Florida Statutes. The most violated child labor law in Florida is Section 450.081.(4), which states that minors cannot work more than four continuous hours without a 30 minute uninterrupted break. Educating employers, public school officials, students, parents, and the general public is an integral part of proactive enforcement activities that help prevent future incidents of child labor law violations.
The department’s mission is to license efficiently and regulate fairly. The department licenses more than one million businesses and professionals ranging from real estate agents, veterinarians, and accountants to contractors and cosmetologists. For more information, please visit MyFloridaLicense.com.