New Iowa Labor Law Puts Some Minors More at Risk of Exploitation

June 18, 2023

As certain industries face labor shortages, some states are rolling back labor laws to allow younger teenagers to work longer hours and in more dangerous occupations. Iowa’s new law expands the hours a young person can work, and the industries that can employ them, putting state rules at odds with federal law. Dan Lieberman speaks with an employer, a labor expert and a migrant child who was trafficked into labor.