Kentucky Child Labor Poster
The Child Labor is a child labor law poster by the Kentucky Labor Cabinet. This poster is mandatory for some employers, including employers of minors.
This poster must be posted in a conspicuous place where all employees will see it for employers of minors. This poster describes the work restrictions and break requirements for minors as well as requirements for working during school hours and lists occupations that minors cannot work.
KY All-In-One Labor Poster: Instead of printing out dozens of posters, employers can also purchase an all-in-one poster that covers both Kentucky and Federal poster requirements by clicking here .
KENTUCKY CHILD LABOR LAWS HOURS OF WORK PERMITTED FOR MINORS 14 TO 18 YEARS OF AGE AGE MAY NOT WORK BEFORE MAY NOT WORK AFTER MAXIMUM HOURS WHEN SCHOOL IS IN SESSION 1 MAXIMUM HOURS WHEN SCHOOL IS NOT IN SESSION 14 & 15 years 7:00 A.M. 7:00 P.M. (9:00 P.M. June 1 through Labor Day) Three (3) hours per day on school day Eight (8) hours per day on non-school day Eighteen (18) hours per week Eight (8) hours per day Forty (40) hours per week 16 & 17 years 6:00 A.M. 10:30 P.M. preceding school day/1:00 A.M. preceding non-school day Six (6) hours per day on school day Eight (8) hours per day on non-school day Thirty (30) hours per week NO RESTRICTIONS 16 & 17 years with Parental Permission 2 6:00 A.M. 11:00 P.M. preceding school day/1:00 A.M. preceding non-school day Six and one-half (6.5) hours per day on school day Eight (8) hours per day on non-school day Thirty-two and one-half (32.5) or forty (40) hours per week 3 NO RESTRICTIONS 1 “School in session” means the time established by local school district authorities, pursuant to KRS 160.290. 2 Parental or guardian permission must be in writing and shall remain at the employer’s place of business. 3 A minor may work up to thirty-two and one-half (32.5) hours in any one (1) workweek if a parent or legal guardian gives permission in writing. A minor may work up to forty (40) hours in any one (1) work week if a parent or legal guardian gives permission in writing and the principal or head of the school the minor attends certifies in writing that the minor has maintained at least a 2.0 grade point average in the most recent grading period. School certification shall be valid for one (1) year unless revoked sooner by the school authority. The parental permission and school certification shall remain at the employer’s place of business. Lunch Break. Minors under 18 years of age shall not be permitted to work more than five (5) hours continuously without an interval of at least thirty (30) minutes for a lunch period. The beginning and ending of the lunch period shall be documented by the employer. OCCUPATIONS PROHIBITED FOR MINORS UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE 4 Occupations in or about Plants or Establishments Manufacturing or Storing Explosives or Articles Containing Explosive Components. Motor-vehicle Driver and outside helper on a motor vehicle. Coal Mine Occupations. Logging or Sawmill Operations. Operation of Power-Driven Woodworking machines. Exposure to Radioactive Substances. Power-driven hoisting apparatus, including forklifts. Operation of Power-Driven Metal Forming, punching, and shearing machines. Mining, other than coal mining. Operating power-driven meat processing equipment, including meat slicers and other food slicers, in retail establishments (such as grocery stores, restaurants, kitchens and Delis), wholesale establishments, and most occupations in meat slaughtering, packing, processing, or rendering. Operation of Power-driven bakery machines including vertical dough or batter mixers. Power-driven paper products machines including scrap paper baler and cardboard box compactors. Manufacturing bricks, tile, and kindred products. Power-driven circular saws, band saws, and Guillotine shears. Wrecking, demolition, and shipbreaking operations. Roofing operations and all work on or about a roof. Excavating Operations. In, about or in connection with any establishment where alcoholic liquors are distilled, rectified, compounded, brewed, manufactured, bottled, sold for consumption or dispensed unless permitted by the rules and regulations of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board (except they may be employed in places where the sale of alcoholic beverages by the package is merely incidental to the main business actually conducted). Pool or Billiard Room. Limited exemptions for 16 and 17 year old apprentices and student-learners may apply. For questions, please call (502) 564-3534. 4 Minors fourteen (14) but not yet sixteen (16) years of age may NOT be employed in: manufacturing, mining, or processing occupations, including occupations requiring the performance of any duties in workrooms or workplaces where goods are manufactured, mined, or otherwise processed; occupations which involve the operation or tending of hoisting apparatus or any power-driven machinery other than office machines; operation of motor vehicles or service as helpers on such vehicles; public messenger service; occupations in connection with: ( 1 ) transportation of persons or property by rail, highway, air, water, pipeline, or other means, (2) warehousing and storage, (3) communications and public utilities, or (4) construction (including demolition and repair). Kentucky Labor Cabinet Division of Wages and Hours 657 Chamberlin Avenue Frankfort, Kentucky 40601-4381 Phone (502) 564-3534 www.labor.ky.gov “No individual in the United States shall, on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation or belief, be excluded from participation in, or denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity under the jurisdiction of the Kentucky Labor Cabinet.” POST THIS ORDER WHERE ALL EMPLOYEES MAY READ PROOF OF AGE REQUIRED FOR MINORS 14 BUT NOT YET 18 YEARS OF AGE Driver’s License, Birth Certificate, Government Document with Date of Birth PAID FOR WITH STATE FUNDS PRINTED 2/11/2019
Other Kentucky Labor Law Posters 5 PDFS
There are an additional twelve optional and mandatory Kentucky labor law posters that may be relevant to your business. Be sure to also print all relevant state labor law posters, as well as all mandatory federal labor law posters.
|Poster Name||Poster Type|
|Mandatory Workers' Compensation Posting Notice||Workers Compensation Law|
|Mandatory Unemployment Insurance Benefits||Unemployment Law|
|Mandatory Unemployment Insurance Benefits (Spanish)||Unemployment Law|
|Mandatory Safety and Health on the Job (Spanish)||Job Safety Law|
|Mandatory Safety and Health on the Job||Job Safety Law|
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