2020 Tennessee Code
Title 50 - Employer and Employee
Chapter 5 - Child Labor
Part 1 - Child Labor Act of 1976
§ 50-5-106. Prohibited Employment for Minors

Universal Citation: TN Code § 50-5-106 (2020)

A minor may not be employed in connection with the following:

  1. Occupations in or about plants or establishments manufacturing or storing explosives or articles containing explosive components;
  2. Motor vehicle driving occupations;
  3. Coal mine occupations;
  4. Logging occupations and occupations in the operation of any sawmill, lath mill, shingle mill or cooperage-stock mill;
  5. Occupations involved in the operation of power-driven woodworking machines;
  6. Occupations involving exposure to radioactive substances and to ionizing radiations;
  7. Occupations involved in the operation of elevator and other power-driven hoisting apparatus;
  8. Occupations involved in the operation of power-driven metal-forming, punching and shearing machines;
  9. Occupations in connection with mining elements other than coal;
  10. Occupations involving slaughtering, meat-packing, processing or rendering;
  11. Occupations involved in the operation of hazardous power-driven bakery machines;
  12. Occupations involved in the operation of hazardous power-driven paper products machines;
  13. Occupations involved in the manufacture of brick, tile and kindred products;
  14. Occupations involved in the operation of circular saws, band saws and guillotine shears;
  15. Occupations involved in wrecking, demolition and ship-breaking operations;
  16. Occupations involved in roofing operations;
  17. Occupations in excavation operations;
  18. Any occupation in a place of employment where the average monthly gross receipts from the sale of intoxicating beverages exceed twenty-five percent (25%) of the total gross receipts of the place of employment, or in any place of employment where a minor will be permitted to take orders for or serve intoxicating beverages, regardless of the amount of intoxicating beverages sold in the place of employment;
  19. Occupations that the commissioner shall by regulation, pursuant to this part, declare to be hazardous or injurious to the life, health, safety and welfare of minors;
    1. Occupations involving posing or modeling, alone or with others, while engaged in sexual conduct for the purpose of preparing a film, photograph, negative, slide or motion picture;
    2. As used in (20)(A), “sexual conduct” means actual or simulated conduct, sexual intercourse, sodomy, sexual bestiality, masturbation, sadomasochistic abuse, excretion, or the exhibition of the male or female genitals; and
  20. Occupations involved in youth peddling.
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