Child Labor: Texas
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Cory Halliburton, Weycer, Kaplan, Pulaski & Zuber, PC
- Texas regulates the employment of minors under 18 years old.
- Texas generally follows federal child labor law in regard to prohibited and permitted occupations, but contains specific rules for solicitations and sales, sexually oriented businesses and driving. See Prohibited Occupations.
- Unlike federal law, Texas law only restricts the work hours of 14- and 15-year-olds, and allows for hardship exemptions. See Hours of Work.
- Minors may be asked to supply a certificate of age. See Employment Certificates.