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Labor Standards -- Child labor:  prohibited work for minors

Lawn mowingThe commissioner of the Department of Labor and Industry has established some occupations as hazardous or detrimental to the well-being of minors.

There is work that is prohibited for minors under the age of 18, as well as work that is prohibited for minors under the age of 16. Detailed lists can be found in Minnesota Rules 5200.0910 and 5200.0920.

Exceptions to the prohibited-work limitations include:
a 17-year-old high school graduate;
a minor employed by a business solely owned and daily supervised by one or both parents; and
a minor employed at tasks away from or outside the area of hazardous operation, equipment or materials.

See also:  Penalties

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