A study from the Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA) found 40 states require government work permits for teenage job-seekers that have the power to override parental decision-making. In the study exclusively provided to Breitbart News, 21 states require youth job-seekers to go through a public school district, 15 require a permit from the state’s labor department, and four require both. A denial of a permit has the power to override a parent who has made the decision that getting a job is in the best interest of their child. While the purpose of the study is not to advocate for filling open positions with teenage labor, the FGA points out that “teenagers learn invaluable life lessons like responsibility, time management, and personal finance” when employed. Federal law regulating child labor does not require the permitting scheme, but “many states have created an unnecessary hurdle in which teenagers need to obtain permission from their school before getting a … [Read more...] about Exclusive — Study: 40 States Require Government Permits for Teenage Employment, Overriding Parents
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Under criticism after weeks of shortages, President Joe Biden's administration is working to make COVID-19 rapid test kits more available and accessible to Americans by boosting supply and lowering costs. A new federal website to request free test kits officially launches Wednesday — but was available to use Tuesday — with the first shipments going out to Americans by the end of the month. In addition, most Americans are now able to get reimbursed for tests that they purchase. Key details about the new programs: HOW CAN I REQUEST A FREE TEST? Free tests can be ordered at covidtests.gov or at usps.com/covidtest. The first tests will ship by the end of January. The White House says “tests will typically ship within 7-12 days of ordering” through the U.S. Postal Service. USPS reports shipping times of 1-3 days for its first-class package service in the continental United States. Shipments to Alaska, Hawaii, Army Post Office (APO), Fleet Post Office (FPO) and … [Read more...] about Website for free virus tests is here. How does it work?
WASHINGTON (AP/KDKA) — Under criticism after weeks of shortages, President Joe Biden’s administration is working to make COVID-19 rapid test kits more available and accessible to Americans by boosting supply and lowering costs. A new federal website to request free test kits went live Tuesday, with the first shipments going out to Americans by the end of the month. In addition, most Americans will be able to get reimbursed for tests that they purchase starting Saturday. Key details about the new programs: How can I request a free test? Free tests can be ordered here as of Tuesday, one day ahead of schedule. The first tests will ship by the end of January. The White House says “tests will typically ship within 7-12 days of ordering” through the U.S. Postal Service. USPS reports shipping times of 1-3 days for its first-class package service in the continental United States. Shipments to Alaska, Hawaii, Army Post Office (APO), Fleet Post Office (FPO) and Diplomatic Post Office … [Read more...] about How Will Website For Free COVID-19 Tests Work?
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Kids in child care may no longer have to quarantine, even if they’re exposed to COVID. The Minnesota Department of Human Services informed child care license holders last week that they no longer need to quarantine children or staff who are exposed to a positive case. Providers will still have to inform families when there’s been an exposure, leaving parents faced with a choice of protecting their child’s health or protecting their jobs. READ MORE: 'It's Just A Different Place': The Uncertain Future Of Downtown Minneapolis Jillian Flower, from Minnetonka, has two children. She received word that their daycare will follow the updated guidelines from the Minnesota Department of Human Services regarding daycare exposures and quarantines. “I felt conflicted,” Flower said. Previously, child care providers were required to isolate children and staff who had been exposed to someone with COVID-19. As of last week, that is no longer a requirement. The … [Read more...] about Updated Guidelines For Quarantining COVID-Exposed Kids Puts Some Parents In Tough Spot
DENVER (CBS4) – King Soopers employees who are striking are getting paid by the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 7. Zach Willbanks is a strike captain at a Lakewood King Soopers store. “In fact, right now I am making more money to be out here on the line than in the store by about $300.” (credit: CBS) For each eight hour day of picket duty, the UFCW gives them $160. There’s an $800 per week maximum. CBS4’s Rick Sallinger asked one striker, “So if you are making more money, what’s the incentive to go back to work?” The man replied, “We are hoping to get a better contract to make what we are making out here in there. We deserve it.” The money for the strikers comes from their dues, the international union headquarters. there are also donations according to a representative from the UFCW International office. The union has a hardship donation page on the Local 7 website. It helps those who may need more. (credit: CBS) “I work two jobs. I am a single … [Read more...] about Paid To Picket: King Soopers Employees Share Reason For Getting Paid To Strike
BOSTON (CBS) — Mac Jones takes his football seriously. So when it’s football season, he doesn’t have much time for social media. But with a couple of days to process the end of his rookie season, Jones took some time to post to Instagram on Tuesday, marking his first post since Aug. 30. “What an unbelievable ride this first year has been. There’s no other group of guys I’d rather work with, grow with and compete with,” Jones wrote in the caption. “Cannot wait to play in front of the greatest fans in the world again!” Jones added the hashtags #GoPats and #JustGettingStarted. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Mac Jones (@macjones_10) The accompanying photos showed Jones on the field with teammates throughout the year. Jones started all 17 regular-season games for New England, plus the postseason loss in Buffalo. He finished the year ranked 13th in the NFL in passing yards, 14th in touchdown … [Read more...] about Mac Jones Makes First Instagram Post Since August, Says Patriots Career Is Just Getting Started