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Labor Code - LAB


  ( Division 2 enacted by Stats. 1937, Ch. 90. )

PART 4. EMPLOYEES [1171 - 1408]

  ( Heading of Part 4 amended by Stats. 1972, Ch. 1122. )

CHAPTER 2. Occupational Privileges and Restrictions [1285 - 1312]
  ( Chapter 2 enacted by Stats. 1937, Ch. 90. )


(a) This section shall be known and may be cited as the Child Labor Protection Act of 2014.

(b) The statute of limitations for claims arising under this code shall be tolled until an individual allegedly aggrieved by an unlawful practice attains the age of majority. This subdivision is declaratory of existing law.

(c) In addition to other remedies available, an individual who is discharged, threatened with discharge, demoted, suspended, retaliated against, subjected to an adverse action, or in any other manner discriminated against in the terms or conditions of his or her employment because the individual filed a claim or civil action alleging a violation of this code that arose while the individual was a minor, whether the claim or civil action was filed before or after the individual reached the age of majority, is entitled to treble damages.

(d) A class “A” violation, as defined in subdivision (a) of Section 1288, that involves a minor 12 years of age or younger shall be subject to a civil penalty in an amount not less than twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) and not exceeding fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) for each violation.

(Amended by Stats. 2015, Ch. 303, Sec. 376. (AB 731) Effective January 1, 2016.)