Child Labor: New York
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Gloria Ju
- New York's child labor law regulates the employment of minors under 18 years of age.
- New York prohibits employers from employing minors in certain occupations. See Prohibited Occupations.
- The law limits the hours minors can work, depending on age. See Hours of Work.
- Minors have the same rights to meal and rest periods as adult employees, but there are special rules for child performers. See Break Periods.
- In order to work, minors must have working papers. See Employment Certificates.