This chapter does not apply to employment of a child:
- employed in a:
- nonhazardous occupation;
- under the direct supervision of the child's parent or an adult having custody of the child; and
- in a business or enterprise owned or operated by the parent or custodian.
- engaged in delivery of newspapers to the consumer;
- participating in a schoolsupervised and schooladministered workstudy program approved by the Commission;
- employed in agriculture during a period when the child is not legally required to be attending school;
- employed through a rehabilitation program supervised by a county judge; or
- engaged in nonhazardous casual employment that will not endanger the safety, health, or wellbeing of the child and to which the parent or adult having custody of the child has consented.
In this section, "employment in agriculture" means engaged in producing crops or livestock and includes:
- cultivating and tilling the soil;
- producing, cultivating, growing, and harvesting an agricultural or horticultural commodity;
- dairying; and
- raising livestock, bees, furbearing animals, or poultry.
For the purposes of general exemption No. 6, the Commission by rule may define nonhazardous casual employment that the Commission determines is dangerous to the safety, health, or wellbeing of a child.
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