Child Labor: New Jersey
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: John Sarno, Employers Association of New Jersey
- New Jersey places requirements and restrictions on child labor that go well beyond those of the federal government. Its child labor regulations are among the most extensive in the nation.
- Under New Jersey law, minors may not work in certain occupations or situations. See Prohibited Occupations.
- New Jersey law substantially restricts the hours during which a minor may work. See Hours of Work.
- New Jersey employers are required to provide meal breaks to minors under certain circumstances. See Break Periods.
- New Jersey requires almost all minors to have a permit to work. See Employment Certificates.