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Child Labor: Rhode Island

Child Labor requirements for other states

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

Author: Brian J. Lamoureux, Pannone Lopes Devereaux & West LLC


  • Rhode Island imposes additional requirements and restrictions on child labor that go beyond those of the federal government.
  • Minors in Rhode Island are prohibited from working in certain occupations. See Prohibited Occupations.
  • The hours during which minors may work are specified by Rhode Island Law. See Hours of Work.