Youth & Labor
Minors employed in the delivery of newspapers to consumers are exempt from Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) child labor provisions, as well as the wage and hours provisions. This exemption applies to carriers engaged in making deliveries to the homes of subscribers or other consumers of newspapers (including shopping news). It also includes employees engaged in the street sale or delivery of newspapers to the consumer. However, employees engaged in hauling newspapers to drop stations, distributing centers, and newsstands are not exempted because they do not deliver to the consumer.
Many states regulate minors employed as newspaper carriers more strictly than the FLSA does. Please consult your state department of labor for more specific information.
& Hours Provisions for Newspaper Deliverers
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Standards Act (FLSA) Advisor Child Labor Rules
State Departments of Labor
Laws & Regulations on This Topic