Child Labor Laws

By- Dillon Isham

Child Labor laws

Child labor laws are laws that control the work that children are permitted to do and the hours they are permitted to work.


Child Labor Laws in Georgia

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 when public or private schools are in session unless said minor has completed senior high school or has been excused from attendance in school by a county or independent school system board of education in accordance with the general policies and regulations promulgated by the State Board of Education.

Federal Work Hour Restrictions

Minors 14 and 15 years of age can work:
  • 3 hours on a school day
  • 8 hours on a non-school day
  • 18 hours in a school week
  • 40 hours in a non-school week
Minors 14 and 15 years of age may:
  • Not work before 7:00 a.m.
  • Not work after 7:00 p.m. (extended to 9:00 p.m. June 1 through Labor Day)
  • Not work during normal school hours
Minors 14 or 15 years of age who do not attend school (home schooled, married, excused from school, etc.) are subject to the above restrictions. They MAY NOT WORK DURING THE HOURS THE LOCAL SCHOOL SYSTEM IS IN SESSION.

Employers subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) must adhere to the federal restrictions.

Employers may call one of these offices of the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) Wage and Hour Division for information on federal laws and to find out if they are subject to the FLSA.


Child labor laws in Russia

Russia’s laws for childhood employment are very specific. The Labor Code prohibits employment of any children under the age of 16. Any positions that would require an employee to work nights or overtime cannot be filled by anybody under the age of 18. Under certain specific conditions with parental approval, a child may work as soon as age 14. Forced or bonded labor by children is prohibited. Many children are involved in illegal drug sales. In some places, children will be given drugs so that they will follow any directions they are given.&nb! sp; Some children are forced to work more hours than the legal limit


Child Labor laws in Vermont

8-40-6, non-schoolday period.
Schoolday/week: 3-18


Child Labor Laws in Africa

Nepalminimum age of 14 for most work...
plantations and brick kilns are exempt.Kenyaprohibits children under 16 from industrial work...
but excludes agriculture.