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California Public School Students Will Learn About Labor Rights Under First-of-Its-Kind Law

A.B. 800 empowers young people with the information and tools they need to understand their rights as workers.

Source: Common Dreams

While Republican-controlled state legislatures have rolled back child labor protections this year, Democratic lawmakers and rights advocates in California on Monday celebrated Gov. Gavin Newsom's signing of a first-of-its-kind law that they say will make young people less vulnerable to workplace abuses by teaching them about labor protections.

Assemblymember Liz Ortega (D-20) told the Contra Costa News that Assembly Bill 800 is aimed at "giving kids the tools to stand up for themselves."