Texas Free Printable Child Labor Law Posters Texas Texas Child Labor Law Poster

The Texas Child Labor Law Poster is a child labor law poster by the Texas Workforce Commission. This is an optional poster, so while it is recommended that you post this if it is relevant to your employees, you are not required to by the Workforce Commission.

This optional poster describes the occupations that minors are prohibited from working as well as restrictions on the hours that minors can work and if a certificate of age is required for child actors or not.


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CHILD LABOR LAWS 
Texas Workforce Commission  
Labor Law Section, Child Labor Enforcement  
U.S. Department of Labor  Wage and Hour Division  
 
 
For further  information about Texas’ child labor laws, call:  
1-800-832-9243 
(in Texas only) 
T DD 1-800-735-2989 
This poster provides some guidelines to the Texas child labor 
laws, but it is not complete .  Chapter 51, Texas Labor Code, governs 
the employment of children under Texas state law.  MINIMUM AGE 
FOR EMPLOYMENT IS 14 ; however, state and federal laws provide 
for certain exceptions.  Please call TWC’s Labor Law Section concerning 
questions about labor law.  The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) 
governs federal laws and guidelines pertaining to child labor.  For 
information concerning federal child labor laws, consult your local office 
of the U.S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division or call 1 -
866 -487 -9243  
The following are prohibited occupations for 14- 
through 17-year-old children: 
Prohibited occupations are the same for both federal and state law. The 
hazardous occupations designated by an asterisk (*) have provisions for 
employment of persons  below the age of eighteen (18), provided applicable 
apprentice or student- learner certification has been obtained. Persons 
desiring specific information about these exceptions should contact the 
nearest office of the United States Department of Labor.  
Occ upations declared particularly hazardous or detrimental to the health or 
well -being of all children 14 through 17 years of age include occupations:  
(1)   in or about plants or establishments other than retail establishments 
which manufacture or store explosives  or articles containing explosive 
components other than retail establishments,   
(2)  involving the driving of motor vehicles and outside helpers  
A. on any public road or highway,  
B. in or about any place where logging or sawmill operations are in  progress, or  
C. in excavations.  
  (Under certain conditions, driving a motor vehicle for a commercial 
purpose is NOT considered a hazardous occupation under state  or 
federal law,  
(3)  connected with coal mining,  
(4)  in logging and sawmill occupations and occupations involving 
firefighting and timber tracts,  
(5)  *in operating or assisting to operate power -driven woodworking 
machines,  
(6)  involving exposure to radioactive substances and to ionizing radiations,  
(7)  in operating or assist to operate power -driven hoisting apparatus such as 
eleva tors, cranes, derricks, hoists, high -lift trucks,   
(8)  *in operating or assisting to operate power -driven metal forming,  
punching, and shearing machines,  
(9)  in connection with mining, other than coal,  
(10)   *in operating or assisting to operate power -driven meat proc essing 
machines, and occupations including slaughtering, meat packing, 
processing, or rendering,  
(11)   in operating or assisting to operate power -driven bakery machines.  
(12)   *involved in the operation of power -driven paper -products machines, 
balers and compactors,  
(13)   in manufacturing brick, tile, and kindred products,  
(14)  *in operating or assisting to operate power -driven circular saws, 
bandsaws and guillotine shears, abrasive cutting discs, reciprocating 
saws,  chain saws and wood chippers,  
(15)   in wrecking, demolition, and  ship-breaking operations,   
(16)  *in roofing operations and on or about a roof, and  
(17)  *in connection with excavation operations.  
 
Additional prohibited occupations that apply under state law: 
(1) Occupations involved in sales and solicitation by a child under 18 years of 
age. Consult 51.0145 Texas Labor Code for exceptions and requirements.  
(2) Occupations in sexually oriented businesses by a child under 18 years of 
age.
 
Additional prohibited occupations that apply only to 
14- a n d  15-year-old children: 
Occupations declared particularly hazardous or detrimental to the health or well -
being of 14 - and 15 -year-old children include:  
(1)    mining, manufacturing, or processing occupations, including duties  
      in workrooms or places where goods are manufactured, mined, or  
      otherwise processed , 
(2)    o perating or assisting in operating power -driven machinery or             
    hoisting apparatus other than typical office machines,  
(3)    w ork as a ride attendant or ride operator at an amusement park or a  
            “dispatcher” at the top of elevated water slides , 
(4)    d riving a motor vehicle  or helping a driver,   
(5)    o ccupations involved in transporting persons or property by rail,  
            highway, air, water, pipeline, or other means,  
(6)    y outh peddling, sign waving , or door-to-door sales , 
(7)    p oultry catching or cooping , 
(8)    lifeguarding at a natural environment such as a lake, river, ocean             
            beach, quarry, pond ( youth must be at least 15 years of age and  
            properly certified to be a lifeguard at a traditional swimming pool or   
            water amusement park) , 
(9)    p ublic messenger jobs , 
(10)    c ommunications and public utilities jobs , 
(11)    c onstruction including demolition and repair,               
(12)    w ork performed in  or about boiler or engine rooms or in connection  
            with the maintenance or repair of the establishment, machines, or  
            equipment , 
(13)    o utside window washing that involves working from window sills,   
            and all work requiring the use o f ladders, scaffolds or their  
            substitutes,  
(14)    c ooking, except with gas or electric grills that do not involve cooking   
            over an open flame and with deep fat fryers that utilize devices that      
  automatically lower and raise the basket s from the hot grease or oil, 
(15)    b aking and al l activities involved in baking,  
(16)    o ccupations which involve operating, setting up, adjusting,   
            cleaning, oiling, or repairing power -driven food slicers and  
            grinders, food  choppers and cutt ers, and bakery-type mixers,  
(17)    f reezers or meat coolers work, except minors may occasionally enter  a 
freezer     for a short period of time to retrieve items,  
(18)    meat processing and work in  areas where meat is processed, 
(19)    loading and unloading goods to and from trucks, railroad cars or  
            conveyors, and  
(20)    a ll occupations in warehouses and storage except office and clerical         
            work.   
Work times for 14 - and 15 -year -old children:  
State Law —  A person commits an offense if that person permits a child 14 or 15 
years of age who is employed by that person to work:  
(1)     more than 8 hours in one day or  more than 48 hours in one week,  
(2)    between the hours of 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. on a day that is followed by a 
school     day or between the hours of midnight and 5 a.m. on a day  that is 
not followed     by a school day if the child is enrolled in school, or  
(3)     between the hours of midnight and 5 a.m. on any day during the time   
        school is recessed for the summer if  the child is not enrolled in  
         summer school.  
 
Federal Law —  The FLSA further regulate s hours of employment. 14 and 15 year 
old children may not work:  
(1)    during school hours,  
(2)    more than eight hours on a non-school day or 40 hours   
            during a non- school week, 
(3)    more than three hours on a school day or 18 hours   
            during a school week, and  
(4)    between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m. during the school year, or  
(5)    between 9 p.m. and 7 a.m. from June 1 and Labor Day.  
Child Actors- state law  
Child actor definition -  a child under the age of 14 who is to be employed as an actor 
or other performer  
Child actor extra definition –  a child under the age of 14 who is employed as an 
extra without any speaking, singing, or dancing roles, usually in the  background  of 
the performance  
 
Every person applying for child actor authorization must submit an application for 
authorization on a form provided by the Texas Workforce Commission.    
 
Special authorization for child actors to be employed as extras is granted without the 
need for filing an application if the employer meets the Texas Workforce 
Commission’s requirements.  Contact 1 -800-832-9243 for instruction.  
 
PENALTIES: 
State of Texas —  An offense under Chapter 51, Texas Labor Code, is a Class B misdemeanor, except for the offense of employing a child under 14  to sell or solicit, 
which is a Class A misdemeanor. If the Commission de termines that a person who employs a child has violated this Act,  or a rule adopted under this Act, the 
Commission may assess an administrative penalty against that person in an amount not to exceed $10,000 for each violation. Th e attorney general may seek 
injunctive relief in district court against an employer who repeatedly violates the requirements established by this Act rela ting to the employment of children. 
Federal  — The FLSA prescribes a maximum administrative penalty of $11,000 per violation and/or  criminal prosecution and fines.  
  101 E. 15th Street • Austin, Texas 78778-0001 • (512) 463-2222  
Relay Texas: 800-735-2989 (TDD) 800-735-2988 (Voice)  
www.texasworkforce.org  
Equal Opportunity Employer / Services  
LLCL-70 (1016)
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