Matthew Bodie
Matthew Bodie
Professor of Law
Robins Kaplan Professor of Law

Prof. Matthew Bodie Quoted in Forbes on Iowa's Proposed Loosening of Child Labor Laws

Professor Mathew Bodie was quoted in Forbes in an article covering the Iowa State Senate passing a bill that would loose working restrictions for minors. Passing with a vote of 32-17, proponents of the bill claim that it will provide young people and small businesses with new opportunity, while opponents believe it will expose minors to potentially dangerous working conditions. This follows a wider trend across the nation of loosening restrictions on the employment of minors. Commenting on the trend, Professor Bodie shared, “Employers are interested in getting more people available to work for more hours. Some of this is taking existing categories like 14- and 15-year-olds and trying to expand the number of hours they can work.”