The application of child labor laws often depends on whether the job is agricultural or not, and if it is agricultural, whether it is hazardous or not. (See Hiring Young Workers to learn about child labor laws, including those applying to agricultural jobs.) In order to figure out which laws apply to you, you need to know how the U.S. Department of Labor defines "agriculture" and "hazardous agricultural" job.
The U.S. Department of Labor defines agriculture to include:
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, several agricultural jobs are too hazardous for workers who are 15 years of age and younger. Those jobs include:
For a complete list of hazardous agricultural occupations, refer to the Department of Labor's website at http://www.dol.gov.