No youth 13 years of age or younger may be employed by an employer.
Note: The Commissioner may waive any provision of the Youth Employment Section and authorize the issuance of an employment certificate for any youth between the ages of 13 and 18 when:
- The Commissioner receives a letter from a social worker, court, probation officer, county department of social services, a letter from the North Carolina Alcohol Beverage Control Commission, or school official stating those factors which create a hardship situation and how the best interest of the youth is served by allowing a waiver; and
- The Commissioner determines that the health or safety of the youth would not be adversely affected; and
- The parent, guardian, or other person standing in loco parentis consents in writing to the proposed employment.