Child Labor Laws

Laws of the Child Labor

Child Labor Laws in General

Child Labor Laws are federal and state laws that regulate the employment of minors. The purpose of these laws are to protect children in the workplace from unsanitary, hazardous, or immoral conditions and overworking.


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Child Labor Laws in Georgia

Work Hours

Minors under the age of 16 may work no more than:
  • 4 hours on a school day
  • 8 hours on a non-school day
  • 40 hours during a non-school week
Minors under the age of 16 may :
  • Not work before 6 a.m.
  • Not work after 9 p.m.


No minor under 16 years of age shall be permitted to work during the hours in which public or private school is in session.

Prohibited Jobs

Under the age of 17 a minor cannot have these occupations:


  • Manufacturing Explosives
  • Logging
  • Coal Mining
  • Any Occupation deemed too dangerous for a minor

Under the age of 15 a minor cannot have these occupations:

  • Machinery
  • Unloading Trucks
  • Boiler Room Working
  • Any Occupation deemed too dangerous for a minor


Minors MAY NOT dispense, sell, or take orders for alcoholic beverages EXCEPT where alcohol is consumed off premises.

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Child Labor Laws in Colorado

A minor under the age of 16 is prohibited from working between the times of 9:30 PM and 5:00 AM.

15 Year Old Workers cannot work an excess of 3 Hours on a School Day

9 Year Old Minors can work casual jobs such as:


  • Sidewalk cleaning (without power-driven machinery)
  • Bill Delivery
  • Shoe Shining



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Labor Laws in Other Countries

Russia

  • Minimum Age of Regular Employment is 16 (no restrictions on "irregular employment")
  • Hazardous Jobs Banned for any under 18
  • Minimum Age of 14 to become an apprentice.


Uzbekistan

  • Children are forced into labor by SCHOOL Administers
  • Children are given minimum amount of food and water
  • If Children choose to not work they are beaten
  • Government has no formal child labor laws and deny the existence of "forced labor schools"


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