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Child Labor: Georgia

Child Labor requirements for other states

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

Author: C. R. Wright, Fisher Phillips


  • Minors between the ages of 12 and 16 may not work in certain occupations, industries or locations. See Prohibited Occupations.
  • Georgia law substantially restricts the hours a minor may work. See Hours of Work.
  • An employer planning to hire a minor in the state of Georgia must follow state law regarding the use of work permits. See Work Permits.