Jeffrey H. Ruzal, a Senior Counsel in the Labor and Employment practice, in the firm’s New York office, was quoted by, in “Employing Minors Requires Attention to Laws.” (Read the full version – membership required.)

Following is an excerpt:

They also can do errand or delivery work and cooking that does not involve an open flame or deep fat fryers, Jeffrey Ruzal, an attorney with Epstein Becker & Green in New York City, noted.

“States provide their own laws pertaining to the type of work in which minors may engage, oftentimes uniquely dependent on state-specific occupations or activities,” he added. “For example, under Florida law, 14- and 15-year-olds are prohibited from working in, among other industries, sawmills or logging operations, or alligator wrestling, or work in conjunction with snake pits or other similar hazardous activities. Other states, however, simply adopt the requirements and restrictions set forth in the FLSA.” 

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