A child who is 14 or 15 years of age may NOT be employed in:
In addition to prohibited occupations, state law specifically prohibits 1) the employment of anyone under 14 years of age and unaccompanied by a parent to sell or solicit goods or services for any person other than an exempt organization or a business owned or operated by a parent, and 2) the employment of a child to sell or solicit goods or services for any person other than an exempt organization unless parental permission is granted on a form prescribed by the Commission at least seven days before employment begins.
- Manufacturing, mining, or processing occupations, including occupations requiring the performance of any duties in work rooms or work places where goods are manufactured, mined, or otherwise processed;
- Occupations which involve the operation or tending of hoisting apparatus or of any powerdriven machinery other than office machines;
- The operation of motor vehicles or service as helpers on such vehicles;
- Public messenger service;
- Occupations which the Secretary of Labor may, pursuant to Section 3(l) of the Fair Labor Standards Act and Reorganization Plan No. 2, issued pursuant to the Reorganization Act of 1945, find and declare to be hazardous for the employment of minors between 16 and 18 years of age or detrimental to their health or wellbeing;
- Occupations in connection with:
Except such office (including ticket office) work, or sales work, in connection with paragraphs f(1)(2)(3) and (4) of this section as does not involve the performance of any duties on trains, motor vehicles, aircraft, vessels, or other media of transportation or at the actual site of construction operations.
- Transportation of persons or property by rail, highway, air, water, pipeline, or other means;
- Warehousing and storage;
- Communications and public utilities;
- Construction (including demolition and repair);
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