Arkansas is the latest state to ease child labor laws

Many states are looking to ease child labor laws.

Arkansas is among the latest to allow minors as young as 14 to work without a permit. Advocates for the bill say this removes an unnecessary burden for businesses and puts the decision making into the hands of parents.

Many within the ag industry see this as a solution to the ongoing labor crisis, with Midwestern states considering allowing packing plants to hire teens for certain jobs.