Child Labor: Wisconsin
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Gloria Ju
- Wisconsin's child labor laws regulate the employment of minors under 18 years of age.
- Wisconsin prohibits employers from employing minors in certain occupations. See Prohibited Occupations.
- The law limits the hours during which 14- and 15-year-olds may work. See Hours of Work.
- Minors have rights to meal periods. See Break Periods.
- Minors must obtain a work permit in order to work. Employers are responsible for paying the permit fee. See Employment Certificates.