Child Labor Law – Texas Labor Law Poster 2012

Texas state has made changes to its Child Labor Law. Texas’s Child Labor Laws exist to protect children from being employed in occupations, or in a manner, that can be detrimental to a child’s safety, well-being and health.

The work anyone under the age of 18 can be employed to do is restricted. Additional restrictions exist for children under the age of 16. In general, children under the age of 14 cannot be employed in the state of Texas.

There are now 14 occupations that a 14 or 15 year old cannot be employed in because the work has been classified as hazardous.

There are also two new prohibited occupations for anyone under the age of 18. The first involves occupations related to sales and solicitation and the second involves occupations in sexually oriented businesses. Details of the law may be found here

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