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Explore: Prosperity Through Economy and Equality Before the Law

Programs Intended Effect (pro) Unintended Effect (con) Note if Exemptions to the law were granted
Child Labor Law,prohibited%20in%20manufacturing%20and%20mining 

Minimum Wage Law )

40 hour work week (number of hours worked per week over time, and by country

OSHA Standards 1970 

Pro-con OSHA:


Analysis Questions:

  1. Should these types of laws be applied at the national level, state, or local?  Why?
  2. What groups, if any, should be exempt from such laws? If so, why?
  3. If there are exemptions to laws, is there still the rule of law?
  4. Outside of government regulations, brainstorm other checks employees have against  employer exploitation? 

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