State of Illinois Child Labor Laws
HOURS OF WORK
No minor under 16 years of age shall be employed, permitted, or suffered work in any gainful occupation mentioned in Section 1 of this Act for more than 6 consecutive days in any one week, or more than 48 hours in any one week, 24 hours in any one week when school is in session, or more than 8 hours in any one day, or be so employed, permitted or suffered to work between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m., except during the period June 1 to Labor Day, between 9 p.m. and 7 a.m. The hours of work of minors under the age of 16 years employed outside of school hours shall not exceed 3 a day on days when school is in session nor shall be the combined hours of work outside and in school exceed a total of 8 a day.
"No minor under 16 years of age shall be employed, or permitted to work in any gainful occupation mentioned in Section 1 of this Act for more than 5 hours continuously without an interval or at least 30 minutes for meal period, and no period of less than 30 minutes shall be deemed to interrupt a continuous period of work.'"
HAZARDOUS OCCUPATIONS (EXCERPTS)
No minor under the age of 16 years of age shall be employed, permitted or suffered to work:
“In about or in connection with any public messenger or delivery service, bowling alley, pool room, billiard room, skating rink, exhibition park or place of amusement, garage, filling station or service station, or as a bellboy in any hotel or rooming house or about or in connection with power-driven machinery.'"
“In any place or establishment in which intoxicating alcoholic liquors are served or sold for consumption on the premises, or in which such liquors are manufactured or bottled.''
For further information contact
Illinois Department of Labor
160 North LaSalle Street, Suite C - 1300
Chicago, Illinois 60601
(800) 645-5784 or (312) 793-2804