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Child Labor: Indiana

Child Labor requirements for other states

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

Authors: Stuart R. Buttrick, Susan W. Kline and Rozlyn Fulgoni-Britton, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP


  • Most Indiana employers cannot employ minors under 14 years old unless the minor will work in certain, limited occupations. See Prohibited Occupations.
  • Indiana employers must meet employment certificate requirements to employ minors. See Employment Certificates.
  • Minors are subject to specific limitations on the hours they may work according to their age. See Hours of Work.