YOUTH EMPLOYMENT LAW
I. No youth shall be employed or permitted to work in any hazardous occupation, except in an apprenticeship, vocational rehabilitation, or training program approved by the commissioner.
II. No youth under 16 years of age shall be employed or permitted to work without a certificate except:
(a) For his or her parents, grandparents, or guardian;
(b) At work defined in this chapter as casual; or
(c) As farm labor.
III. No youth under 16 years of age shall be employed or permitted to work in a dangerous area in manufacturing, construction, and mining and quarrying occupations, or in woods and logging.
IV. No youth under 16 years of age shall be employed or permitted to work earlier than 7 o'clock a.m. or later than 9 o'clock p.m., more than 3 hours per day on school days and 23 hours per week during school weeks, except that on nonschool days he may be employed 8 hours per day and, during vacations, 48 hours per week. Upon application by an employer who employs a youth under 16 years of age in agricultural work, the commissioner of labor may order that the restriction upon hours of work imposed by this paragraph be suspended.
V. No youth under 12 years of age may be employed or permitted to work except for his parents, grandparents, or guardian, or at work defined in this chapter as casual, or in the door-to-door delivery of newspapers.
VI. In any employer's predetermined designated work week during which school is in session for 5 days, no youth 16 or 17 years of age who is duly enrolled in school shall work more than 35 hours during that work week.
VII. No youth 16 or 17 years of age who is duly enrolled in school shall work for more than 6 consecutive days or 48 hours in any one week during school vacations, including summer vacation. For purposes of this paragraph, "
" means June 1 through Labor Day. This prohibition shall not apply to youths 16 or 17 years of age who reside and work at a summer camp for minors.
VIII. No youth 16 or 17 years of age, except a youth 16 or 17 years of age who has graduated from high school or obtained a general equivalency diploma, shall be employed by an employer unless the employer obtains and maintains on file a signed written document from the youth's parent or legal guardian permitting the youth's employment.
Source. 1969, 243:1. 1971, 412:1, 2. 1988, 274:9. 1989, 385:1, 2. 1997, 300:1. 1998, 189:1, 2. 2007, 68:1, eff. Jan. 1, 2008. 2016, 219:6, eff. June 9, 2016. 2018, 312:6, eff. June 25, 2018. 2022, 221:2, eff. June 17, 2022.