Montana Code Annotated 2023



Part 1. Child Labor Standards Act

Prohibited Employment Of Minors Who Are 16 And 17 Years Of Age

41-2-107. Prohibited employment of minors who are 16 and 17 years of age. Unless working as an apprentice, student-learner, or student-employee under the provisions of 41-2-110, a minor 16 or 17 years of age may not be employed in or in connection with any of the following occupations:

(1) manufacturing or storing explosives or articles containing explosive components;

(2) logging and the operation of a sawmill, lath mill, or shingle mill;

(3) the operation of power-driven woodworking machines;

(4) an occupation involving exposure to a radioactive substance or ionizing radiation;

(5) the operation of a freight elevator, except for a freight elevator permitted for use under the child labor provisions of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, or other power-driven hoisting apparatus;

(6) the operation of a power-driven metal forming, punching, and shearing machine;

(7) a mining occupation;

(8) slaughtering, meatpacking, meat processing, or rendering;

(9) the operation of a power-driven bakery machine;

(10) the operation of a power-driven paper products machine;

(11) the manufacture of brick, tile, or similar products;

(12) the operation of a circular saw, bandsaw, or guillotine shears;

(13) a wrecking or demolition operation;

(14) an excavation operation;

(15) a roofing operation;

(16) riding outside a motor vehicle to assist in transporting or delivering goods; and

(17) a coal mining operation.

History: En. Sec. 6, Ch. 391, L. 1993; amd. Sec. 2, Ch. 135, L. 2021.