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NCL Testimony to House on Child Labor Enforcement

Every 10 days in America, a young person is killed at work. Every day, more than 100 young workers under the age of 19 are seriously injured or become ill from their jobs. In September 2008, NCL Executive Director Sally Greenberg testified before the U.S. House of Representatives on the Department of Labor’s poor enforcement of the federal child labor laws, making recommendations about reforms to strengthen protections for working children.

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Pyramid schemes posing as business opportunities

Don't get caught at the bottom of a pyramid scheme.The pitch is that you’ll make money by joining the program and recruiting others. The reality is that in pyramid schemes, you and your friends will lose money, not make it.

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Social responsibility all about worker welfare, survey says

More than environmental stewardship and philanthropy, nearly one in two Americans believe the most important proof of corporate social responsibility is treating employees well.

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