Child Labor: Kentucky
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Allen S. Kinzer, Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP
- Kentucky law imposes additional restrictions and regulations on child labor beyond the federal laws regarding employment of minors.
- Minors are restricted in the occupations in which they may work and in the hours during which they may work. See Prohibited Occupations and Hours of Work.
- Kentucky law requires that minors be provided meal and rest breaks under certain conditions. See Break Periods.
- Kentucky law does not require work permits, but employers must maintain proof of age for employees under 18 years of age. See Work Permits.