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Wage and Hour Division

Wage and Hour Division (WHD)

Child Labor Requirements in Nonagricultural Occupations Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) of 1938 includes protections for youth 14 to 17 years old who enter the workforce. The Child Labor Bulletin 101 (PDF) contains information on who is covered by the FLSA youth provisions and who is exempt, minimum age and wage standards, and the hazardous occupations in which youth under 18 cannot be employed. The Bulletin gives youth, parents and employers all the information they need to comply with this law.

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