2017 ORS 653.315¹
Working hours for children under 16 years of age
  • exceptions
  • mealtimes
  • posting notice of hours

(1) A child under 16 years of age may not be employed for longer than 10 hours for any one day or more than six days in any one week. The Commissioner of the Bureau of Labor and Industries shall issue special permits for the employment of children under 16 years of age in agriculture for longer than 10 hours for any one day when the commissioner determines that such hours of work will not be detrimental to the health and safety of the children so employed.

(2)(a) A child under 16 years of age may not be employed at any work before 7 a.m. or after 7 p.m., except that during the period between June 1 and Labor Day a child under 16 years of age may be employed until 9 p.m.

(b) Paragraph (a) of this subsection does not apply to a child under 16 years of age who is:

(A) Employed in agriculture.

(B) Employed in youth camps. As used in this subparagraph, “youth camps” means those camps operated and maintained primarily for the supervised recreation and education of youth of either sex during the public school vacation periods.

(C) Employed as a newspaper carrier or vendor.

(D) Employed in or about private residences at domestic work, chores and child care. This exception does not extend to employment in places where child care or training is carried on as an occupation.

(3) Every child under 16 years of age is entitled to not less than 30 minutes for mealtime and the mealtime may not be included as part of the work hours of the day.

(4) Every employer of children under 16 years of age shall post, in a conspicuous place where the children are employed, a printed notice stating the maximum work hours required in one week and in every day of the week from the children. [Amended by 1957 c.419 §1; 1961 c.205 §1; 1981 c.228 §1; 1997 c.453 §1; 2005 c.154 §1; 2009 c.104 §1]

Chapter 653

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Wage and Hour Commission jurisdic­tion to regulate govern­mental entity’s employ­ment of mi­nors, (1979) Vol 39, p 489

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 653—Minimum Wages; Employment Conditions; Minors, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors653.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 653, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano653.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.