Child Labor Law
The summer is usually the time that businesses will employ
children age 14 and over.
regulations governing the employment of minors have changed.
Under the new Child Labor Reform Act, work permits will no
longer be required for each minor employed.
In its place, employers will be required to purchase a Certificate: Class I is required to employ minors 14 to 15
years of age and Class II for employees 16 to 17 years.
Every business must have a certificate on display for the
appropriate age groups they hire. The certificate can be applied for online for
a fee of $15.00 per certificate.
renewal is required.
Additionally, schools will still issue an “eligibility to
work” form certifying that students under 16 have satisfactory grades and
attendance in order to be employed.
The employer must keep the school form in the minor’s
Other items in the file must include date of hire, proof of
age, school attendance, number of hours worked daily documenting starting and
ending times, and break times.
The new law does not allow for these 2 age groups to perform
certain job responsibilities.
A limit on
the number of hours worked as well as designated times is also found in the
There are exceptions if the minor is a member of the
immediate family who owns the business.
If you are considering hiring youth during the summer, be
sure to visit the Alabama Labor Department website at
www.labor.alabama.gov. Information is also available at the Chamber
office, . 300 Gault Avenue, North
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