Pennsylvania Child Labor Laws

June 11, 2007

Now that summer is here, many employers will be hiring teenagers to fill temporary jobs. There are state and federal limitations on the maximum hours of work, types of work, and work authorization documentation for "child labor". Different aged children are limited in the jobs they can perform and the hours they can work. The use of child labor is an situation that employers need to carefully monitor in their workforces because it is frequently audited and highly regulated by the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry.