The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) provides for the following limitations and restrictions for employees under the age of 18 years of age. Limitations and restriction vary with age as illustrated below for non-agricultural child workers.
Child workers may not:
The Teen Drive for Employment Act (PL 105-334) is an amendment to the child labor provisions (Hazardous Occupations Order No.2) of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). It became effective October 31, 1998. This law:
In addition, the driving performed by the 17-year-old employee may not involve:
The new rules apply whether the 17-year-old is driving a personal or employer-owned vehicle. Previously, 16- and 17-year-olds could do occasional driving on the job for such things as running errands or making deliveries.
Employers should obtain documentation of the employee's age, completion of a driver education course, clean driving record, and appropriate state driver's license.