No youth under 18 years of age may be employed by any employer in any occupation without a youth employment certificate unless specifically exempted. The State Commissioner of Labor prescribes regulations for youths and employers concerning the issuance, maintenance, and revocation of certificates. Certificates will be issued by the Commissioner, both directly and electronically.
During the regular school term, no youth under 18 years of age who is enrolled in school in grade 12 or lower may be employed between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. when there is school for the youth the next day. This restriction does not apply to youths 16 and 17 years of age if the employer receives written approval from the youth’s parent or guardian and from the youth’s principal or the principal’s designee.
No youth under 18 years of age may be employed by an employer in any occupation which the United States Department of Labor finds and by order declares to be hazardous and without exemption under the Fair Labor Standards Act, or in any occupation which the Commissioner of Labor after public hearing finds and declares to be detrimental to the health and well-being of youths.