Child Labor Minimum Age Requirements

Minimum Age Work Eligibility Requirements

  • At least 14 years of age (federal law)
  • At least 12 years of age (state law)

State law concerning minimum age applies only to those employers not subject to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

Employers may call one of these offices of the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) Wage and Hour Division for information on federal laws and to find out if they are subject to the FLSA.

  • 404-893-4600 in Atlanta
  • 912-652-4221 in Savannah

For more information on state laws contact the GDOL Child Labor section at 404-232-3260.