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The DC Code: § 32-201 Employment of minors under 14 years of age; distribution of newspapers permitted.

Index32 Labor. (Refs & Annos)

Except as provided in §§ 32-206 and 32-207, no minor under 14 years of age shall be employed, permitted, or suffered to work in the District of Columbia, in, about, or in connection with any gainful occupation, with the exemption of housework performed outside of school hours in the home of the minor's parent or legal guardian or agricultural work performed outside of school hours in connection with the minor's own home and directly for the minor's parent or legal guardian; provided, that minors 10 years of age and over may be employed outside of school hours in the distribution or sale of newspapers, subject to the provisions of §§ 32-215 to 32-221.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 36-501. 1973 Ed., § 36-201. Legislative History of Laws Law 1-68, the "Child Labor Amendments Act of 1976," was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 1-48, which was referred to the Committee on Education, Recreation and Youth Affairs. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on February 24, 1976, and March 9, 1976, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on April 5, 1976, it was assigned Act No. 1-105 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. DC CODE § 32-201 Current through December 11, 2012


(May 29, 1928, 45 Stat. 998, ch. 908, § 1; June 15, 1976, D.C. Law 1-68, § 2(1), 23 DCR 512.)