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Summer is fast approaching, and so is the time for seasonal employment. With the temporary and quick nature of seasonal work, the risk for wage theft violations against summer workers is high. Whether you're a student looking for work between semesters or someone who needs to earn extra money to make ends meet, workers often jump at summer employment opportunities and, as a result, don’t ask a lot of questions of their new employers.
The safety of child workers on farms was dealt a harsh blow in April 19 when the Obama administration unexpectedly announced that it was withdrawing long-awaited occupational child safety rules for agriculture.
With severe working conditions in the factories of mega-corporations like Apple making recent headlines, a new survey reveals that consumers say they are willing to wait for delays in the release of new technology devices if the trade-off is humane working conditions for employees.