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    Oregon's child labor law gives the Bureau of Labor and Industries authority to regulate working conditions for minors under age 18 working in Oregon. All employers in Oregon are subject to the state rules providing for minors' working conditions (meal periods, rest periods, adequate work, weight lifting, etc.).
Frequently Asked Questions Child Labor
Both state and federal laws regulate the employment of minors. There are strict limitations on the number of hours a minor may work and on the types of work permissible.
Employment of Minors
Child labor laws protect young people in the work force. Although minors are no longer required to have permits,  employers are required to obtain a certificate to employ minors prior to hiring. Minors, their parents and employers should be aware of laws and regulations applying to young people, ages 14-17 and the kinds of jobs and working hours that are allowed.


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