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State Regulatory Agency Conducts South Florida Sweep to Ensure Proper Working Conditions for Children
July 22, 2011
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation’s Child Labor Program performed its largest child labor sweep this week in South Florida. Throughout “Operation Summer Break,” inspectors visited nearly 800 retail employers as well as three production studios to verify that the minors were employed in accordance with the Florida Child Labor Law. Inspectors identified zero issues of non-compliance.
“Ensuring the safety and well-being of minors in the workplace is an important priority for our Department,” said Secretary Ken Lawson. “It is a credit to Florida’s employers that this sweep yielded such positive results.”
The Child Labor Program enforces the child labor law, Chapter 450, Part I, Florida Statutes, which is designed to protect the health, education and welfare of Florida's minors while in the workplace and to safeguard their education. During the unannounced inspections, child labor investigators also provided employers with educational materials, posters and other information outlining ways to ensure minors are working in a safe environment.
Department of Business and Professional Regulation’s mission is to license efficiently and regulate fairly. The Department licenses and regulates nearly one million businesses and professionals ranging from real estate agents, veterinarians, and accountants to contractors and cosmetologists. For more information, please visit www.MyFloridaLicense.com.