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The Pennsylvania Child Labor Law is a set of regulations designed to protect the health, safety, and welfare of minors who are employed in the state. The law applies to minors under the age of 18 who work in any industry, including agriculture, entertainment, and non-profit organizations.

Under the Pennsylvania Child Labor Law, minors are subject to restrictions on the hours they can work, the types of work they can perform, and the equipment and machinery they can use. For example, minors under the age of 16 are generally prohibited from working more than 3 hours on a school day or more than 8 hours on a non-school day. They are also prohibited from working in certain hazardous occupations, such as mining or operating power-driven machinery.

Employers who hire minors must obtain a work permit for each minor they employ, and they are required to maintain accurate records of the minors’ hours worked and wages paid. Employers who violate the Pennsylvania Child Labor Law may be subject to fines, penalties, and legal action.

The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry is responsible for enforcing the state’s Child Labor Law, and they provide resources and guidance to employers and employees on compliance with the law. If you are an employer or employee in Pennsylvania and have questions or concerns about the state’s Child Labor Law, you can contact the Department of Labor and Industry for assistance.