Child Labor Laws

By: Brittany Brown

Children 14-15

Children that are of the ages of 14-15 can't


  • Work before 7 a.m. or after 7 p.m.and they can't work during normal school days


Children that are of the ages 14-15 can

  • work 8 hours a day on non-school days and 3 on school days
  • work 40 hours on a non-school week and 18 on a school week

Where Children 14-15 Can't Work

  • manufacturing
  • mining
  • public messenger services
  • coal mining
  • engineering

Penalties For Breaking These Laws

There are fines for breaking child labor laws in the U.S . The fines can go up to 100,00 for each child. The penalty for each violation can be up to 11,00 dollars for each violation. If a child dies or gets seriously injured because the employer broke the law the the fine gets higher to 50,000. If the employer keeps violating the law they have to pay 100,000. If no objections are made during the hearing before a labor department chief administrative law judge, there often is no negotiation on the amount of the fines. The employers that willfully break the law or think their actions are subject to impunity, can be ordered to pay 10,000. If they continue to do it again they risk getting jail time for six months and paying 10,000 or both.

Where can you work if you are 16

if you are of the ages 16 you can work

  • grocery store cashier
  • retail store cashier
  • restaurant waiter
  • small business worker
  • library assistant
  • food delivery person
  • dog walker
  • babysitter
These are a few places you can work if you are 16 there are many more though

what i have learned about these laws

I have learned that child labor laws were made to protect children in the work place so that they are not being treated unfairly or over worked