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How to comply with Georgia’s child-labor laws

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If you see a lot of younger people around, you’re not imagining things. Georgia is the fourth youngest state in the union; only the residents of Utah, Texas and Alaska have lower median ages.

Given those statistics, many employers are likely to hire teenage workers. But watch out: Georgia has special child-labor laws that can trip you up if you’re not careful. With federal child-labor laws to consider as well, Georgia employers must navigate a tangled web of regulations when employing young workers.

Age-based limitations. Federal law establishes 14 as the minimum age for anyone to be employed. Georgia state law requires any worker who is age 14, but under age 18, to obtain an employment certificate from his or her school. In the case of home-schooled children or out-of-state residents seeking to work in the state, the County School Superintendent must issue the certificate.

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