CHAPTER 213 - EMPLOYMENT OF FEMALES

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 90 OF THE REVISED CODE OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE (1915) RELATIVE TO THE REGULATION OF THE HOURS OF EMPLOYMENT OF FEMALES.

WHEREAS the laws of Delaware prohibit the employment of females in a manufacturing establishment between the hours of ten o'clock P. M. and six o'clock A. M., excepting that such establishment or factory be engaged in canning or preserving perishable fruits and vegetables; and

WHEREAS the existence of such prohibitory laws has had an influence in preventing industries from locating in Delaware; now therefore

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:

Section 1. That Chapter 90 of the Revised Code of the State of Delaware (1915) be and the same is hereby amended by adding to the paragraph known as 3135 Sec. 35, the following clause, to wit:

"Nor shall the provisions prohibiting females from working at night apply to any establishment where continuous operations are necessary, outside of cities or towns having a population of twenty thousand or more."

Section 2. That all laws prohibiting the employment of females at any time, are hereby repealed in so far as such laws might hinder or restrict the operations of any establishment where continuous operations are necessary, outside of cities or towns having a population of twenty thousand or more.

Approved April 1, 1935.