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Child Labor: Oklahoma

Child Labor requirements for other states

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

Authors: Alan L. Rupe and Aaron Sauerwein, Kutak Rock LLP


  • Oklahoma's child labor law regulates the employment of minors under 16 years of age.
  • Oklahoma prohibits employers from employing minors in certain occupations. See Prohibited Occupations.
  • Minors may not work unless they meet an educational requirement. See Permitted Occupations.
  • Minors' work hours are restricted, depending on whether or not school is in session. See Hours of Work.
  • Employers must provide rest breaks to minors. See Break Periods.
  • Minors must provide an age and schooling certificate in order to work. See Employment Certificates.