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Show TrackerAfter a month-long public records investigation, Times staff writers Matea Gold and Richard Verrier found that dozens of children are appearing on reality television shows without legal safeguards because of widespread confusion among state regulators...
Opinion L.A.Just how real is reality TV, anyways? Its producers say very real -- and for that reason, they say, child labor laws shouldn't apply to them and their shows. According to a June 26 L.A. Times article, "[D]ozens of kids are appearing on reality programs...
KTLA NewsLOS ANGELES -- California authorities say videotaping two of Nadya Suleman's octupets violated state labor laws. Radar Online put the newborns at risk by failing to get required state permits and videotaping the infants for hours and for periods of...
Tags: Labor Legislation, Children, KTLA, Documentary (genre), Health
KTLA NewsSANTA ANA -- The mother of the world's most famous octuplets, Nadya Suleman, wants a judge to throw out a lawsuit filed by a child labor activist. In documents filed in Orange County Superior Court Friday, Suleman asked for dismissal of the case filed by...
Associated Press WriterJon, Kate and their eight children have attracted a huge TV audience, screaming tabloid headlines and, now,a state labor investigation. The Pennsylvania Department of Labor says it's looking into whether the hit reality show "Jon & Kate Plus 8" is...
Zap2It.comOn Tuesday, the brewing controversy over CBS' "Kid Nation," the forthcoming reality television series that placed 40 children, ages 8 to 15, in the New Mexico desert to build a society without contact with their parents for 40 days, became even more...
Times Staff WriterOmaha — THE janjaweed militia charged into Hayffa Ahmed's village in Darfur on horseback — rifles raised, swords glinting, kicking up clouds of dust. First they killed her grandfather, the village chief. Janjaweed warriors, said to be...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterWhen the cold call came from Ameriquest Mortgage Co., a top lender, Jeff and Cheryl Busby were intrigued. They had been wanting to renovate the garage of their small bungalow, a stone's throw from picturesque Green Lake. The agent, they said, promised...
Firestone chief defends Liberian operations The company doesn't tolerate child labor and pays a fair wage. By Dan Adomitis While I'm sure Dave Zirin's concern for the people of Liberia is sincere, his recent opinion piece regarding Firestone Natural...
Tags: Liberia, Children, Employees, Elections, Local Government
With regard to Dave Zirin's latest comments, let me respond directly and succinctly. We do not tolerate child labor at our Liberian farm. If an employee even brings their child to the work site, they risk losing their job. No one, anywhere, in any...
Tags: Liberia, Children, Entertainment, Water Pollution, Employees
Times Staff WriterQ: I am changing jobs to a company with no 401(k) plan and a $1,500 yearly contribution to a SEP-IRA. My previous employer had a 401(k) with a 3% matching contribution. Are there any choices out there with pretax benefits to save for my retirement? A:...
Tribune foreign correspondentBehind the high walls and padlocked iron gates of the AsiaTic carpet-weaving factory live 800 Afghan children whose miserable existence as bonded laborers is a piece of Afghanistan's present plight. Inside the compound skinny, round-eyed boys tie...
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