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DELAWARE CHILD LABOR COMMISSION

Created in 1913 to protect the rights of minors, this commission consisted of eight members, appointed by the Supreme Court Justices for a term of two years, with no salary. At least one member had to be an employer of labor and another an employee in an industry or manufacturing plant. The Commission was responsible for appointing a State Child Labor Inspector and submitting an annual report to the Governor. Its duties included making the rules and regulations to protect minors from psychologically or physically damaging jobs; issuing employment certificates and permits; and penalizing employers in violation of the provisions of Child Labor Laws. 1

In 1915, the Delaware Child Labor Commission was abolished and all its powers and its duties were transferred to the newly created Labor Commission.

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DELAWARE CHILD LABOR COMMISSION

1. D.L 1913, ch. 176

2. D.L. 1915, ch. 66.

jmm/ January 29, 1988; February 3, 1988; February 11, 1988; October 2, 1990