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The Ohio Minor Labor Law governs the employment of minors in the state of Ohio. According to the law, minors under the age of 14 are generally not allowed to work, except in certain limited circumstances, such as in certain agricultural or newspaper delivery jobs. Minors aged 14 and 15 may work, but only during non-school hours and under specific restrictions on the hours and types of work they may perform. Minors aged 16 and 17 are subject to fewer restrictions and may work in a wider range of jobs, but are still limited in the number of hours they may work and the times of day they may work. The Ohio Department of Commerce’s Division of Industrial Compliance is responsible for enforcing the Minor Labor Law, including investigating and addressing violations of the law by employers. Employers who violate the Minor Labor Law may be subject to fines, penalties, and other legal consequences.