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Child Labor: District of Columbia

Child Labor requirements for other states

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

Authors: Meredith S. Campbell and Fred S. Sommer, Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker, P.A.


  • Minors are prohibited from employment in certain occupations or environments. See Prohibited Occupations.
  • The District of Columbia place restrictions on the hours that minors may work. See Hours of Work.
  • Except for certain activities, a minor may not work for an employer unless the employer possesses a work permit or a theatrical employment permit for the minor. See Work Permits.