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Code of Federal Regulations Pertaining to ESA

Title 29  



Chapter V  

Wage and Hour Division, Department of Labor



Part 570  

Child Labor Regulations, Orders and Statements of Interpretation




Subpart G  

General Statements of Interpretation of the Child Labor Provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, as Amended

29 CFR 570.122 - General.

  • Section Number: 570.122
  • Section Name: General.

    Specific exemptions from the child labor requirements of the Act are 
provided for:
    (a) Employment of children in agriculture outside of school hours 
for the school district where they live while so employed;
    (b) Employment of employees engaged in the delivery of newspapers to 
the consumer;
    (c) Employment of children as actors or performers in motion 
pictures or in theatrical, radio, or television productions; and
    (d) Employment by a parent or a person standing in a parent's place 
of his own child or a child in his custody under the age of sixteen 
years in any occupation other than the following:
    (1) Manufacturing,
    (2) Mining,
    (3) An occupation found by the Secretary to be particularly 
hazardous for the employment of children between the ages of sixteen and 
eighteen years or detrimental to their health or well-being.

In his interpretations of these provisions, the Secretary will be guided 
by the principle that such exemptions should be narrowly construed and 
their application limited to those employees who are plainly and 
unmistakably within their terms. Thus, the fact that a child's 
occupation involves the performance of work which is considered exempt 
from the child labor provisions will not relieve his employer from the 
requirements of section 12(c) or the producer, manufacturer, or dealer 
from the requirements of section 12(a) if, during the course of his 
employment, the child spends any part of his time doing work which is 
covered but not so exempt.
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