Youth & Labor
Exemptions to FLSA
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) provides for certain exemptions. Minors under age 16 working in a business solely owned or operated by their parents or by persons standing in place of their parents, can work any time of day and for any number of hours. However, parents are prohibited from employing their child in manufacturing or mining or in any of the occupations declared hazardous by the Secretary of Labor. Other exemptions to the FLSA are detailed in the links listed below.
All exemptions to agricultural employment rules are statutory in nature and the Department's regulations reflect laws enacted by the U.S. Congress.
Exemptions from Child
Labor Rules in Non-Agricultural Occupations
Fair Labor Standards Act
(FLSA) Advisor Exemptions
elaws FLSA Advisor
Child Labor Rules
Information About the Fair Labor Standards Act
Laws & Regulations on This Topic