- Age Requirements
- Agricultural Employment
- Child Labor Statistics
- DOL Kids' Pages
- Door-to-door Sales
- Employment by Parents
- Employment & Training Resources
- Entertainment Industry Employment
- Exemptions to the FLSA
- Hazardous Jobs
- International Child Labor
- Newspaper Delivery
- Nonagricultural Employment
- Posting Requirements
- Resources for Educators
- Resources for Parents of Young Workers
- Resources for Young Workers
- Safety & Health
- State Labor Laws
- Work Hours
- Work Permits/Age Certificates
Employment by Parents
The Fair Labor Standards Act's (FLSA) minimum age requirements do not apply to minors employed by their parents, or by a person acting as their guardian. An exception to this occurs in mining, manufacturing and occupations where the minimum age requirement of 18 years old applies.
State laws often follow the same pattern as the Fair Labor Standards Act with regard to minors working for their parents. Consult your state department of labor for specific guidance.
DOL Web Pages on This Topic
General Information About the Fair Labor Standards Act
An overview of many aspects of the FLSA, ranging from child labor to enforcement.
Web site that seeks to promote positive and safe work experiences for young workers.
elaws Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Advisor Child Labor Rules
This Advisor answers questions about workers and businesses that are subject to the FLSA's child labor rules.
State Labor Offices/State Laws
Links to state departments of labor contacts, information on state minimum wage rates, and other state child labor topics.
State Departments of Labor Web Sites
Links to state departments of labor web sites and contact information for each department.
Laws & Regulations on This Topic
29 CFR §570.70
Hazardous Occupations in Agriculture