Kids Should Not Work Unless It’s For War

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I was browsing through the New Hampshire statutes and bumped into the youth employment law. I noticed the usual prohibitions against kids working too many hours or early in the morning and late in the day. Nothing special so far.

But then, a section about war labor:

The provisions of this subdivision shall not apply to labor performed entirely in the manufacture of munitions or supplies for the United States government, or for the government of the state, while the United States is at war with any other nation.

Does this mean that Junior can’t easily work without a permit…unless it’s for the state and its war machine?

Also, there is a special section about laundry establishments.

How crazy and evil.

5:06 pm on December 4, 2007