Rhode Island:

Rhode Island Child Farm Labor Laws Rhode Island Child Labor in Agriculture & Farming

Rhode Island law does not regulate the employment of minors in the agricultural industry.

Rhode Island does not have any regulations limiting agricultural child labor within the state that apply to minors working in the agricultural industry, such as minors working as farm hands, harvesting fruit or vegetables, etc. The Federal Department of Labor's agricultural child labor laws apply, and Rhode Island's general child labor regulations may also apply in some scenarios.

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.

Rhode Island Agricultural Child Labor Age Restrictions

According to Rhode Island state law, there are no age restrictions for minors working in agriculture during school hours. There are no age restrictions for minors working in agriculture outside of school hours.

Minor Employment Certificate Requirements in Rhode Island

No employment certificate is required for minors working in agriculture under Rhode Island laws. No age certification is required for minors working in agriculture under Rhode Island laws.

Rhode Island Agricultural Child Labor Restrictions on Working Hours

Maximum Working Hours for Minors Under 16

Rhode Island law does not specify any limitations on maximum working hours for minors under 16 who are engaged in agricultural work.

Rhode Island 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

Rhode Island does not specify any time windows in which minors under 16 are prohibited to work.

Prohibited Hazardous Agricultural Occupations for Minors

Rhode Island does not specify any specific prohibited hazardous occupations for minors engaged in agricultural work. However, Federal child labor regulations do specify such prohibited occupations.

Other Rhode Island Child Labor Laws

In addition to laws specifically regulating minors employed in the agricultural industry, Rhode Island law has a variety of regulations that cover child labor in general. To learn more, see Rhode Island child labor laws.


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