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Virginia Hours of Work for Minors [16 VAC 15 ‑ 40]
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Chapter Information
Description This regulation sets forth the number of hours per week, the maximum hours per day, and the hours during the day that minors under the age of 16 may work in connection with any gainful employment.
State Authority Section Section 40.1-80.1
Federal Authority None
Exempt from APA No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation 1. To protect the health, welfare, and safety of the minors of the Commonwealth by establishing maximum limits on the hours of work which minors under the age of 16 are allowed to work.

2. The protection of the public's health, safety, and welfare with the least possible cost and intrusiveness to the citizens and businesses of the Commonwealth.
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Contact Information
Name / Title: Wendy Inge  / Director, Division of Labor and Employment Law
Address: Department of Labor and Industry
Main Street Centre, 600 East Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address: wendy.inge@doli.virginia.gov
Telephone: (804)786-3224    FAX: (804)371-2324    TDD: (804)786-2376
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
None

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Amend the exceptions section to incorporate the change in minimum age for referees of sporting events, which was passed by the 2003 General Assembly.
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 8/1/2003.
Amendment of regulation to incorporate federal standards for the Fair Labor Standards Act and to incorporate an exception found in the Code of Virginia.
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 6/22/2000.