Connecticut Child Labor in Agriculture & Farming
Child labor laws on Connecticut and Federal levels have special provisions that apply to minors working in the agricultural industry, including working as farm hands, harvesting fruit or vegetables, etc. In many states, agricultural child labor laws focus on safety and tend to be less restrictive in terms of working hours than general child labor regulations.
In most cases, agricultural child labor laws do not apply to children working on their family's farm. Many traditionally agricultural states have less restrictive child labor laws in this area.
These laws apply to farm work in Florida exempt unless the work is performed in hazardous occupations.
Connecticut Agricultural Child Labor Age RestrictionsAccording to Connecticut state law, the minimum age at which a minor may work in agriculture during school hours is 16. The minimum age at which a minor may work in agriculture outside of school hours is 14.
Minor Employment Certificate Requirements in ConnecticutAn employment certificate is required by Connecticut state law for minors working in agriculture under the age of 16, in which case Proof of age or an agriculture permit is required. No age certification is required for minors working in agriculture under Connecticut laws.
Connecticut Agricultural Child Labor Restrictions on Working Hours
Maximum Working Hours for Minors Under 16
Work is permitted up to 8 hours a day, and up to 48 hours a week.
Connecticut does not specify any limitations on the number of days per week that can be worked by minors under 16 who are engaged in agricultural work.
Nightwork Regulations for Minors Under 16
Connecticut does not specify any time windows in which minors under 16 are prohibited to work.
Prohibited Hazardous Agricultural Occupations for Minors
Connecticut specifies no specific agricultural hazardous occupations. Those of general application for workers under age 18 are considered as covering agricultural work where applicable (e.g. work on ladders, and operation of power-driven machinery).
Other Connecticut Child Labor Laws
In addition to laws specifically regulating minors employed in the agricultural industry, Connecticut law has a variety of regulations that cover child labor in general. To learn more, see Connecticut child labor laws.