Resource Library

Free Online Legal Resources

What Is Prohibited Work For Minors?

Federal child labor law lists 17 occupations, in a document called "hazardous orders," that are particularly dangerous for minors. The orders restrict the use of certain power­driven machinery and employment in some high risk jobs in certain occupational areas. The Oregon Wage and Hour Commission has adopted the orders by administrative rule, adding an additional statutory prohibition restricting the hours a minor may be employed as a messenger or a delivery person. In certain cases, youth apprentices and student­learners are exempt from hazardous occupations when such job duties are part of their training, but not part of their regular job duties. Both state and federal law include exemptions for student­learners and apprentices.
    Tip: Fourteen­ and 15­year­old employees may not work in any of the 18 hazardous occupations under any circumstances.
Exemptions to the orders (student learner, apprentice), are applicable only to the specific order in which they are named.

Get Help from an Experienced Employment Law Attorney

Have you been discriminated against by a potential or current employer -- as a job applicant or current employee? To best protect your legal rights you should discuss your situation with an employment lawyer. Meet with a local employment attorney sooner rather than later to protect your rights.

Your Next Step:

Enter your location below to get connected with a qualified Employment Law attorney today.

Additional Employment Law Articles

Search LawInfo's Employment Law Resources

Employment Law Lawyers

Related Employment Issues