Child Labor Requirements

Federal wage and hour law restrictions on child labor prevent any business that is subject to the FLSA from employing children in violation of the law. The FLSA does not completely prohibit you from employing a child. It does, however, set out restrictions about what kind of work children can do, when they can do it, and how old they have to be to do it.

Most child labor laws do not apply to you if you are employing your own child. In fact, you may be eligible for special tax breaks for hiring your kids.

For children other than your own, you must: