Resource: New Efforts to Combat Exploitative Child Labor

As the challenge of child labor exploitation — particularly of migrant children — increases nationwide, the Departments of Labor and Health and Human Services are announcing the following actions to increase their efforts to thoroughly vet sponsors of migrant children, investigate child labor violations, and hold the companies accountable:

  • A DOL-led Interagency Taskforce to Combat Child Labor Exploitation
  • A National Strategic Enforcement Initiative on Child Labor
  • Hold All Employers Accountable
  • Mandated Follow Up Calls for Unaccompanied Children Who Report Safety Concerns
  • Expand Post Release Services for Unaccompanied Children
  • Increased Funding for DOL’s Enforcement Agencies
  • Call on Congress to Increase Civil Monetary Penalties for Companies that Use Child Labor
  • Audit ORR Sponsor Vetting Process
  • New Training Material for Unaccompanied Children to Know Their Rights

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