Texas Child Labor Law Poster
The Texas Child Labor Law Poster is a labor law posters poster by the Texas Workforce Commission. This poster is mandatory for some employers, including employers of minors.
This 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)
Other Texas Labor Law Posters 4 PDFS
There are an additional thirteen optional and mandatory Texas 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.
- Original poster PDF https://twc.texas.gov/files/businesses/child-labor-law-poster-twc.pdf , updated August 2019
- Texas Labor Law Posters at http://www.twc.state.tx.us/customers/bemp/employment-law.html
- Texas Workforce Commission
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