THE CHILD LABOR PROTECTION ACT
Known as the Child Labor Protection Act of 2014, a new law enacts a new Labor Code section to provide additional remedies for violations of California’s laws regarding the employment of minors (Labor Code Section 1311.5).
For instance, the statute of limitations for claims related to the employment of minors is tolled until the individual allegedly affected by the unlawful employment practice reaches 18 years old. The bill specifies that this law applies retroactively.
This new law also allows individuals who are discriminated against or retaliated against because they filed a claim alleging a child labor violation to receive treble damages in addition to any other legal remedies.
David Payab, Esq. from The Law Offices of Payab & Associates can be reached @ (818) 918-5522 or by visiting http://payablaw.com/