Nevada Child Labor laws & HR compliance analysis

Nevada Child Labor: What you need to know

In Nevada, workers under the age of 18 are considered minors for purposes of employment. The provisions of the state child labor law distinguish among minors according to age, type of occupation, daytime and nighttime work, and number of hours that may be worked. It is the employer's responsibility under these laws to ensure that its employees are old enough to work legally at their assigned duties and during their assigned hours (NV Rev. Stat. Sec. 609.185 et seq.). Both state and federal child labor laws govern the work life of almost all workers under 18. If there is a conflict, the more protective standard applies.
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Employees under the age of 21 may not work where alcoholic beverages are served except where beer and wine are served in conjunction with regular meals and the dining area is separate from the bar area. They are permitted to work in grocery stores where alcohol is not sold for consumption on the premises (NV Rev. Stat. Sec. 202.030).
Employees under the age of 18 are not permitted to beg and are forbidden to participate in any indecent, immoral, dangerous, or injurious exhibition. Children under 18 may not work in public dance halls where alcohol is served or as messengers to houses of prostitution. They may not work in a casino area where there is gaming or in any place where the sale of alcoholic beverages is the primary commercial activity, unless the minor is providing entertainment pursuant to an employment contract. Minors under 18 must receive judicial approval of contracts for creative or athletic services or intellectual property.
The following occupations are closed to employees under the age of 16:
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