Illinois child labor law does not apply to the work of minors:
• In agriculture, except for those under the age of 12
• Selling and distributing magazines when school is not in session
• In domestic work outside of school hours at the employer's home as long as the work is not in connection with or a part of the employer's business or trade
Officiating youth activities. A minor who is 12 or 13 years old may officiate at youth sports activities for a nonprofit youth club, park district, or municipal parks and recreation department if:
• A parent, guardian, or adult designated by the parent/guardian is present while the minor is officiating.
• The employer obtains an employment certificate for the minor.
• Hours worked do not exceed 3 per day on school days, 4 per day on a nonschool day, and 10 per week in any week.
• They do not work past 9 p.m.
• The participants in the activity are at least 3 years younger than the officiating minor, or a person who is at least 16 years old is also officiating at the same activity.