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Liberalized work-at-home rules were proposed.

August 21, 1986

The Labor Department proposed that employees in six industries--women's apparel, jewelry manufacturing, gloves and mittens, buttons and buckle manufacturing, handkerchief manufacturing and embroideries--be allowed to work at home. The rules would apply the same restrictions as those governing manufacturers of knitted outerwear since 1984, when a ban on such work was lifted. Employers could employ workers at home if they get certificates and pay the home workers at least minimum wage and overtime pay. Home work in all seven industries had been banned since the 1940s to protect workers from exploitation.

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