Child Labor Laws:

By: Victoria Denney

General information:

Child Labor Laws are laws that control the work that children are permitted to do and the hours they are permitted to work. In 1842 Massachusetts and Connecticut passed a law limiting the amount of hours that a child could work. In 1934 the Conference on Labor Legislation adopted the law.


Child Labor Laws in Georgia, California, Nigeria, China:

Minors in Georgia 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.

Minors 16 and older do not have restrictions on how many hours they work in Georgia.


In California all minors under 18 years of age employed in that state must have a work permit.


In Nigeria there are no child labor laws.


In China 16 years of age is the minimum age for working.