2015 New York Laws
LAB - Labor
Article 4 - (Labor) EMPLOYMENT OF MINORS
130 - Employment of minors under fourteen years of age.

NY Lab L § 130 (2015) What's This?

130. Employment of minors under fourteen years of age. 1. No minor under fourteen years of age shall be employed in or in connection with any trade, business, or service, except as otherwise provided in this section.

2. Exceptions: Nothing in this section shall be construed to prohibit the employment of:

a. A minor under fourteen years of age as a child performer in compliance with section 35.01 of the arts and cultural affairs law and article four-A of this chapter.

b. A minor under fourteen years of age as a child model in compliance with section 35.05 of the arts and cultural affairs law.

c. A minor eleven years of age as a newspaper carrier in compliance with section thirty-two hundred twenty-eight of the education law.

d. A minor twelve or thirteen years of age by his parents or guardians, either on the home farm or at other outdoor work not connected with or for any trade, business, or service, when attendance upon instruction is not required by the education law.

e. A minor over twelve years of age who presents a farm work permit, in assisting in the hand work harvest of berries, fruits and vegetables, for a period of four hours in any work day when attendance upon instruction is not required by the education law between the hours of nine o'clock in the forenoon and four o'clock in the afternoon between the first day after Labor Day through and the twentieth day of June, and seven o'clock in the forenoon and seven o'clock in the evening between the twenty-first day of June and Labor day of the same calendar year, and the minor is accompanied by a parent or has presented the written consent of a parent or party with whom he or she resides to the employer.

f. A minor pursuant to section seven hundred fifty-eight-a or 353.6 of the family court act.

g. A minor twelve or thirteen years of age who assists a parent, aunt, uncle, grandparent or guardian in the sale of produce of a farm that is owned or leased by the minor's parent, aunt, uncle, grandparent or guardian, at a farm stand or farmer's market stand that is owned or leased by the minor's parent, aunt, uncle, grandparent or guardian, at times when school is not in session and the minor is accompanied by the parent or guardian or has presented the written consent of the parent or guardian.

h. A minor twelve or thirteen years of age as a bridge caddie at a bridge tournament when attendance upon instruction is not required by the education law.


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