The federal child labor provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA) were enacted to ensure that when young people work, the work is safe and does not jeopardize their health, well-being or educational opportunities. These provisions also provide limited exemptions.


Child Labor Enforcement: Keeping Young Workers Safe


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Common Child Labor Violations



Employer Self-Assessment Tools

These tools can assist employers with the child labor provisions by providing guidance for employers to evaluate their level of compliance.

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