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PG-15 Employment of Minors

Policy:  PG-15
Subject:  Employment of Minors
Approval Date: 07/01/85
Revision Date: 03/26/87, 6/15/23


To comply with state legislation governing the employment of minors.


For the purpose of this policy, a minor is defined as anyone who is under the age of 18.


Regular and nonregular employment at the University is available only to a person who has reached the age of 18, unless they are a student of the University.


No minor, at the age of 16 or 17, may work before 8:00 a.m. Such minor shall not work after 10:30 p.m., Sunday through Thursday; 1:00 a.m., Friday and Saturday when school is in session. In addition, such minor when school is in session shall not work more than six hours per day, Monday through Friday, or eight hours per day Saturday and Sunday or a total of 30 hours per week. There is no maximum number of work hours when school is not in session.


Proof of age may be required


Each area employing minors shall retain a separate register containing the names and addresses of minors employed, the starting and stopping times of their work each day, and the beginning and ending times of meal periods. These records shall be available at any time upon demand by any authorized representative. An abstract of the Kentucky Child Labor Law indicating hours restrictions and prohibited occupations shall be posted in each area where minors work.


The following occupations are prohibited by law for all minors under 18 years of age:

  1. Occupations in or about plants or establishments manufacturing or storing explosives or articles containing explosive components.
  2. Motor vehicle driver and outside helper.
  3. Coal mine occupations.
  4. Logging or sawmill operations.
  5. Operation of power-driven woodworking machines.
  6. Exposure to radioactive substances.
  7. Operation of power-driven hoisting apparatus.
  8. Operation of power-driven metal forming, punching, and shearing machines.
  9. Mining, other than coal.
  10. Slaughtering, meat packing or processing, rendering.
  11. Operation of bakery machines.
  12. Operation of paper products machines.
  13. Manufacture of brick, tile, and kindred products.
  14. Operation of circular saws, band saws, and guillotine shears.
  15. Wrecking, demolition, and shipbreaking operations.
  16. Roofing operations.
  17. Excavating operations.
  18. In, about, or in connection with any establishment where alcoholic liquors are distilled, rectified, compounded, brewed, manufactured, bottled, sold for consumption, or dispensed.
  19. Pool or billiard room.

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301 Howell-McDowell
Morehead, KY 40351

EMAIL: humanresources
PHONE: 606-783-2097

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