Youth under the age of 16 may not work at any place or establishment in which intoxicating alcoholic liquors or beverages account for more than fifty percent of the gross revenue. Minors 14 and 15-years old are prohibited from working in freezers and meat coolers.
Youth under age 16 may not set up, operate or assist to operate, clean, oil, adjust, or repair, power driven meat processing equipment.
This includes meat slicers, meat grinders, patty forming machines, meat and bone cutting saws, and food processors when used to process meats.
If you answered "No" to any of the above questions then the Missouri Division of Labor Standards congratulates you on being in complete compliance with Missouri's Child Labor Laws.
If you answered, "Yes" to any of the questions, you may not be in compliance and should review the following summary to assure the youth employees of your business are operating in accordance with the law.
These minors may enter such refrigeration equipment momentarily - as when retrieving an item for use outside the equipment - if the equipment is designed to prevent the worker from being locked inside.
Minors 14 and 15-years old may not operate, setup, adjust, repair, oil or clean power-driven food slicers, including bread slicers and bagel slicers.
Every employer employing workers under the age of 16 shall make and keep for a period of not less than two years, on the premises where any child is employed, a copy of the work certificate, a record of the name, address, and age of the child, and times and hours worked by the child each day.
Employers also must retain an Employer's Employing Workers Under the Age of 16 List containing information about each young employee and post this list in a conspicuous place in the place of business.
See Section 294.027 (1) & (2), RSMo and Section 294.030 (1) & (2), RSMo. School hours and school weeks are determined by the local public school where the minor would attend if he or she attended public school. Youth 13 years of age and younger are generally not allowed to work.