Filed under Managing the Workplace. Fact checked on May 25, 2012.
Various restrictions are placed by federal and state laws on the hours and types of occupations in which minors may be employed. States also may require employment certificates for minors you employ.
If you employ minors in your business you should obtain your state's version of an age or employment certificate in order to comply with state child labor laws as well as protecting yourself from unwitting law violations.
Click on your state on the map to see what your state requires regarding employment certificates for minors. The states that are unshaded are those where an employment certificate requirement is not specified.
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