109 Iowa L. Rev. 1361 (2024)



In recent years, actions taken by the executive and legislative branches of Iowa’s government have reinvigorated the conversation around Iowa’s child labor regulations because these branches have continued to loosen the state’s labor laws. Yet, the legislature has acknowledged the need to modernize the Iowa Code in the face of remote work and a changing labor landscape. This Note argues that sections of Iowa’s child labor laws are outdated and ambiguous. The past decade has seen a sharp rise in social media advertising, and children—either of their own volition or of their parents’—are engaging in this new market. Therefore, this Note proposes solutions to modernize Iowa’s child labor regulations by reducing ambiguities and preparing for a novel child labor landscape.

Friday, March 15, 2024