All minimum wage and overtime questions are governed by federal law, since Mississippi does not have its own minimum wage or overtime laws.
Child labor. State law regulates the hours of labor that minors can work in a mill, cannery, workshop, factory, or manufacturing establishment. The county sheriff inspects those businesses at least monthly to enforce all child labor laws. It is a misdemeanor to disobey any lawful order of the sheriff or to violate the state's child labor laws. A violation is punishable by a fine, imprisonment, or both (MS Code Sec. 71-1-27 and Sec. 71-1-29).