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Feds withdraw controversial child farm labor proposal
6:29 PM, Apr. 26, 2012
The U.S. Department of Labor has withdrawn a controversial proposal that would placed more stringent rules on minors' work on farms.
"The decision to withdraw this rule -- including provisions to define the 'parental exemption' -- was made in response to thousands of comments expressing concerns about the effect of the proposed rules on small family-owned farms," the Labor Department said in a written statement. "To be clear, this regulation will not be pursued for the duration of the Obama administration.”