Texas Child Labor in Agriculture & Farming
Texas 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 Texas' 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.
Texas Agricultural Child Labor Age RestrictionsAccording to Texas 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 TexasNo employment certificate is required for minors working in agriculture under Texas laws. No age certification is required for minors working in agriculture under Texas laws.
Texas Agricultural Child Labor Restrictions on Working Hours
Maximum Working Hours for Minors Under 16
Texas law does not specify any limitations on maximum working hours for minors under 16 who are engaged in agricultural work.
Texas 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
Texas does not specify any time windows in which minors under 16 are prohibited to work.
Prohibited Hazardous Agricultural Occupations for Minors
Texas 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 Texas Child Labor Laws
In addition to laws specifically regulating minors employed in the agricultural industry, Texas law has a variety of regulations that cover child labor in general. To learn more, see Texas child labor laws.