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Child Labor: Kentucky

Child Labor requirements for other states

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

Author: Allen S. Kinzer, Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP

Summary

  • Kentucky law imposes additional restrictions and regulations on child labor beyond the federal laws regarding employment of minors.
  • Minors are restricted n the occupations in which they may work and in the hours during which they may work. See Prohibited Occupations and Hours of Work.
  • Kentucky law requires that minors be provided meal periods under certain conditions. See Break Periods.
  • Kentucky law does not require work permits, but employers must maintain proof of age for employees under 18 years of age. See Work Permits.