The federal child labor provisions, authorized by the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA), also known as the child labor laws, 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.
- YouthRules! — Describes the requirements of the child labor laws as they relate to teens, parents, educators and employers.
- Child Labor Bulletin No. 101 — Describes the occupational requirements for nonagricultural employment.
- Child Labor Bulletin No. 102 — Describes the occupational and hours limitations for agricultural employment for minors.
- A Short Guide to Child Labor in Non-Agricultural Jobs
- State Child Labor Laws — Links to state employment laws which also regulate the employment of young workers.
- Opinion Letters
- Field Operations Handbook
- Chapter 33 — Child Labor (PDF)
Child Labor CMP Assessment Amounts
- Child Labor Fact Sheets- Wage and Hour Fact Sheets on various child labor topics
- Youth Employment FAQs for School-Based Vocational Education Programs
- Child Labor Presentation for Teens (Microsoft® PowerPoint®)
- Posters, Stickers & Bookmarks — Provides access to the posters, stickers, and bookmarks designed for child labor.
Applicable Laws and Regulations
- Law - The FLSA — Establishes the child labor provisions for the employment of young workers
- Regulations - 29 CFR Part 570 — Regulations of the child labor provisions under the FLSA
- elaws — Child Labor Rules — Provides guidelines for the employment of workers under the age of 18 in nonagricultural occupations.
- Employer Self Assessment Tool for Child Labor — Assists employers with the child labor provisions by providing guidance for employers to evaluate their level of compliance.