Child Labor Law Exceptions

The following types of employment are exempt from state child labor laws:

  • Working for a parent or a person standing in the place of a parent who owns the business;
  • Performing agriculture jobs; and
  • Providing domestic service in a private home.

Federal Law has the following exemptions:

  • Working for a parent who owns the business are exempt from hour restrictions, but not from hazardous or prohibited occupations

Federal law regulates minors working in agriculture. Access information from the U.S Department of Labor about Youth in Agricultural Employment.