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Child Labor: Delaware

Child Labor requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Jennifer C. Wasson, Potter Anderson & Corroon, LLP


  • Delaware's child labor law prohibits minors from working in certain hazardous occupations, in addition to those set forth under the FLSA. See Prohibited Occupations.
  • Delaware also has established requirements for hours of work and break periods. See Hours of Work and Break Periods.
  • Delaware requires work permits for minors 14 to 17 years old. See Employment Certificates.