A minor under age 14 may not be employed, except as:
a newspaper carrier (at least 11 years of age);
in agriculture (at least 12 years of age and with parental/guardian consent);
an actor, actress or model; or
a youth athletic program referee (at least 11 years of age and with parental/guardian consent).
The following applications for child labor exemptions are fill-in-able PDFs. Complete the form
on-screen and print it or print the form and complete it by hand.
Actor, model, performer less than 16 years of age
Minor 16 to 17 years of age
Mail completed forms to:
Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry
443 Lafayette Road N.
St. Paul, MN 55155
If you have questions, contact Labor Standards by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at
(651) 284-5070 or 1-800-342-5354.