Special Agricultural Overtime Permit Request  

For the Employment of Minors in Agriculture


 
Oregon Administrative Rules regulate the hours of work of minors employed in agriculture (specifically, OAR 839-021-0290; -0292; and -0293).  Agricultural employers may apply for special overtime permits to employ minors in agriculture in excess of some of the general regulations.  Special overtime permits for minors employed in agriculture are issued to agricultural employers by the Bureau of Labor and Industries under the following conditions:
  1. Minors under 16 years of age may not be employed to work more than six days/week.
  2. Minors 16 and 17 years of age who are employed to operate, assist in the operation of or ride in or on power-driven farm machinery may not be employed to work more than six days/week.  
  3. The employer must comply with all applicable state and federal child labor laws and regulations except as expressly waived by the Bureau of Labor and Industries.
  4. Minors must receive no less than one 30-minute rest/meal period in which they are completely relieved from all duties. 
  5. The employer must ensure that minors employed to operate or assist in the operation of power-driven farm machinery have first completed the training required pursuant to OAR 839-021-0280.
  6. Minors under age 14 may not be employed in excess of 10 hours per day.  
  7. The employer must file a report (provided with the permit when issued) with the Bureau of Labor and Industries regarding use of the special overtime permit within 15 days of the ending date of the permit.
The form set out below may be used to apply for a special agricultural overtime permit. If you have any questions regarding the special overtime permit for minors employed in agriculture or any of the child labor laws, please contact the Child Labor Unit of the Bureau of Labor and Industries at (971) 673-0836.
 
EMPLOYMENT OF MINORS IN VIOLATION OF OREGON LAW MAY RESULT IN
THE IMPOSITION OF SUBSTANTIAL PENALTIES.