Gingrich Daughter's Teen Work May Have Violated Law [US Dept. of Labor: Child Labor Laws Broken?] MSNBC ^ | January 18, 2012 | Eve Tahmincioglu Bottom Line - Gingrich daughter's teen work may have violated law Gingrich Daughter's Teen Work May Have Violated Law By Eve Tahmincioglu During the Republican presidential debate this week, Newt Gingrich shared a story about how his daughter worked as a church janitor when she was only 13. I was actually proud of my clean bathrooms, Jackie Gingrich Cushman said in an telephone interview Tuesday, referring to the janitorial job she held at the First Baptist Church in Carrollton, Ga., in the early 1980s. I learned work has value. But that work may have been a violation of federal child labor laws that her father has denounced as stupid. Cushman was 13 when she took the part-time, minimum-wage janitorial job, scrubbing bathrooms two days a week using cleaning supplies and a bucket. She said working as a janitor was a "great experience." Asked if she was working legally as a janitor for the church, Cushman said, "I certainly hope so." But based on child labor laws in effect now and in the 1980s, 13-year-olds are not allowed to hold janitorial jobs, said Michael Hancock, assistant administrator for policy in the wage and hour division of the U.S. Department of Labor. (Excerpt) Read more at bottomline.msnbc.msn.com ... This is insane! WTF is wrong with our laws...Newt gingrich was right to have his daughter working at a early age. Under a president Gingrich, I'd hope these child labor laws will be changed to make sense. A 12-13 year old should be a janitor!