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Child Labor: Louisiana

Child Labor requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Lauren L. Tafaro, Adams and Reese LLP


  • Minors may not work in certain occupations or situations. See Prohibited Occupations.
  • Louisiana law substantially restricts the hours during which a minor may work. See Hours of Work.
  • Louisiana employers are required to provide meal breaks to minors under certain circumstances. See Break Periods.
  • An employer planning to hire a minor in the state of Louisiana must follow state law regarding the use of work permits. See Work Permits.