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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic Updates for Indiana's Bureau of Child Labor

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Effective March 16, 2020 UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

In conjunction with Governor Holcomb's mandated school closing date, the Indiana Department of Labor is suspending enforcement of:

1) the requirement for employers to have on-file work permits for minor employees, and
2) the requirement to have permission letters from the school allowing minors to work during restricted hours of 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on E-Learning days (applicable to 16- and 17-year-old employees only)

April 1, 2020: Changes to Youth Employment Laws

As of April 1, 2020, various updates have taken effect in the newly-titled Youth Employment division for the state of Indiana. Please download this training document to see and learn all new laws involving employing minors.

Teen Worker Safety

The Bureau of Child Labor  partnered with INSafe, Indiana's occupational safety and health consultation program, to provide information about teen worker safety and health.

Together, the Bureau of Child Labor and INSafe created two short training videos centered around Indiana's Child Labor laws and on the job safety.

For more information about teen labor laws and workplace safety and health, please visit the Teen Worker Safety page and our Frequently Asked Questions. For questions about Indiana's Child Labor laws, please email your inquiry to the Bureau of Child Labor at childlabor@dol.in.gov. Please contact INSafe for workplace safety and health inquiries by email at insafe@dol.in.gov or contact us by phone at (317) 232-2688 to speak with a safety or health consultant.