Tuesday, December 6, 2011

U.S. Department of Labor Overreach - #3470 - Obama's Labor Department Looks to Take the 'Family' Out of Family Farms - Townhall (2) Notice of Proposed Rule-making to Amend the Child Labor in Agriculture Regulations - U.S. Department of Labor (3) Obama's Department of Justice Strong Arms, Sues Business to Impose Sharia, Company Forced to Pay $50,000 - Atlas Shrugs

Let’s establish this right out of the gate so as not to confuse issues: It is wrong when corporations use child labor. Forgetting the law for a moment, whether it is here in the U.S. or overseas, children are children, and corporations should not exploit children. Got it? With that said, this is not about corporations, this is about families and farms. More specifically, family farms and the overreach of the federal government. For centuries, even before there was Willie Nelson and FarmAid, farming throughout the world (including here in the United States) has largely been a family affair. That is, parents and their children (when not in school) work from dawn until dusk to put food on the family table, and the tables of others.  Recognizing this, when child labor laws were developed in the last century, there was an exemption built in for family farms. Now, however, the concept of the family farm may be getting gutted if the Obama Labor Department has its way.  Under a proposed “dramatic updating” of the nation’s child labor regulations, the Department of Labor is considering eliminating many of the tasks that children and young adults do on their family’s farm.  Although the DOL’s website specifically states, “The proposed regulations would not apply to children working on farms owned by their parents,” the regulations would (presumably) apply to farms owned by grandparents and other, non-parental family members.  Moreover, as the Milwaukee’s Journal-Sentinel notes, many family farms are legally structured, which could remove it from the parental farm exemption:  Under the proposed rules, according to the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation, someone under 18 would not be allowed to do many chores for a neighbor or even their own family’s farm if it’s set up as a corporation or a business partnership.  Today, many family farms are legally structured as corporations or partnerships.  Read more..........


Notice of Proposed Rule-making to Amend the Child Labor in Agriculture Regulations - U.S. Department of Labor web site.........


Obama's Department of Justice Sues Business to Impose Sharia, Company Forced to Pay $50,000 - Atlas Shrugs -  Obama's Department of Justice is on a tear. Holder has sued, yet again, another company for lack of sharia compliance. Few companies to afford to go up against the US Department of Justice. It's a form of blackmail, extortion, that companies are forced to pay. The sharia protection racket.  America, snap out of it. Pass this on to your email lists. Get the word out. Four more years of this federally imposed supremacism and this country will be unrecognizable.  Imperial Security to pay EEOC $50K to settle religious discrimination lawsuit Business Insurance.com
PHILADELPHIA—Imperial Security Inc. has agreed to pay $50,000 to settle a federal religious discrimination lawsuit involving a Muslim employee's religious head covering, the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said Monday.  The EEOC said Julie Holloway-Russell had worn a khimar—a cloth that covers her hair, ears and neck, as required by her religious beliefs—when she interviewed for a job as a security guard at the Philadelphia-based firm in November 2009. However, she was told to remove the khimar when she reported to her first work assignment. After she refused to do so, she was terminated, said EEOC regional attorney Debra Lawrence.  Why did they hire her in the first place?  The EEOC said in its statement that in addition to the $50,000 settlement, the three-year consent decree resolving the lawsuit prohibits Imperial Security from further discriminating based on religion or engaging in unlawful retaliation.  A company spokesman could not immediately be reached for comment.Charges filed with the EEOC by Muslims outweigh those filed by individuals of other identified religious groups.  Read more........

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