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Labor Standards -- Child labor:  exemptions

A minor under age 14 may not be employed, except as:

  • a newspaper carrier (at least 11 years of age);

  • in agriculture (at least 12 years of age and with parental/guardian consent);

  • an actor, actress or model; or

  • a youth athletic program referee (at least 11 years of age and with parental/guardian consent).

Child labor exemption applications

child labor exemptionsThe following applications for child labor exemptions are fill-in-able PDFs. Complete the form
on-screen and print it or print the form and complete it by hand.

Mail completed forms to:
Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry
Labor Standards
443 Lafayette Road N.
St. Paul, MN  55155

If you have questions, contact Labor Standards by email at dli.laborstandards@state.mn.us or by phone at
(651) 284-5070 or 1-800-342-5354.

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