Fox guest suggests changing child labor laws to address the worker shortage

Steve Doocy: “That's a great idea.”

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Citation From the May 31, 2022, edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends.

STEVE DOOCY (CO-HOST): So, one of the problems as well is, from your point of view, Mark, is the child labor laws, because there are certain restrictions on who you can hire. If they could change a law to be — you know, so that it's fair for you and fair for the families, how would that look? 

MARK LAWRENCE (GUEST): It's quite simple. A high school student can play sports. They can go to an away game for sports and by the time they get back from their away game, it can be 11:00 at night or later on a school night. However, federal labor laws state that during the school year an employee — a high schooler can only work until 7:00 at night. Well, especially in my business, in the ice cream industry, 7:00 at night is when you're just starting to get rolling. 

DOOCY: Yeah, exactly. 

LAWRENCE: That would be one of the biggest things. 

DOOCY: Sure. That's a great idea.