TITLE 28
Labor and Labor Relations

CHAPTER 28-3
Employment of Women and Children

SECTION 28-3-1


§ 28-3-1 Places and times where employment of children prohibited.

No child under fourteen (14) years of age shall be employed or permitted or suffered to work at any time in any business or industrial establishment in this state. No child under sixteen (16) years of age shall be employed or permitted or suffered to work at any time in any factory, mechanical, or manufacturing establishment within this state. A child who has reached the fourteenth (14th) birthday, but has not reached the sixteenth (16th) birthday, may be employed only between the hours of 6:00 A.M. and 7:00 P.M; except that a child who has reached the fourteenth (14th) birthday, but has not reached the sixteenth (16th) birthday, may be employed until 9:00 P.M. but only during school vacations; and except as provided in § 28-3-3 no child under sixteen (16) years of age shall be employed or permitted or suffered to work in any business establishment within this state. Every person willfully violating the provisions of this section shall be fined as provided in § 28-3-20.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1943, ch. 1312, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 28-3-1; P.L. 1974, ch. 205, § 1; P.L. 1987, ch. 309, § 1.)