Are You Subject to Child Labor Law?

Originally, the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) restricted child labor only where interstate activities were concerned. Subsequent amendments extended the reach of the child-labor restriction to all the activities of businesses that qualify as enterprises under the law. This does not mean that the employment of a child is totally prohibited it's only restricted.

Exemptions. You are not subject to child labor requirements, but are still subject to minimum wage, overtime pay, and equal pay requirements, if your minor employee's employment meets one of the following conditions:



Even though you may not be subject to child labor restrictions under federal law, most states have child labor restrictions, as well. Be sure to check your state's laws in assessing your liability.