Sarah Huckabee Sanders

A file photo shows a mural depicting child labor. Citing "burdensome and obsolete" requirements of state child labor law, Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders signed legislation March 8, 2023, that eliminates state age verification for children younger than 16 seeking a job, drawing concern from Catholic and labor advocates. (OSV News photo/Shanshan Chen, Reuters)

Catholic, labor leaders raise concerns as Arkansas revises child labor law

In a legislative development that has drawn concern from both Catholic and labor leaders, Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders, R-Ark., signed into law March 8 the Youth Hiring Act of 2023, which eliminates state age verification for children younger than 16 seeking a job.

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