Missouri Revised Statutes

Chapter 294
Child Labor
Section 294.011

August 28, 2014


294.011. As used in this chapter, the following terms mean:

(1) "Child", an individual under sixteen years of age, unless otherwise specified;

(2) "Commission", the labor and industrial relations commission;

(3) "Department", the department of labor and industrial relations;

(4) "Department director", the director of the department of labor and industrial relations;

(5) "Director", the director of the division of labor standards;

(6) "Division", the division of labor standards;

(7) "Employ", engage a child in gainful employment for wages or other remuneration. The term employ shall not include any child working under the direct control of the child's parent and shall not include the following services which may be performed by any child over the age of twelve:

(a) The delivery or sales of newspapers;

(b) Child care;

(c) Occasional yard or farm work, including agriculture work as defined in subdivision (1) of section 290.500, performed by a child with the knowledge and consent of the child's parent. A child may operate lawn and garden machinery as specified in subsection (1) of section 294.040, provided that, no child shall be permitted to engage in any activities prohibited by section 294.040;

(d) Participating in a youth sporting event as a referee, coach or other position necessary to the sporting event; except that, this paragraph shall not include working at a concession stand. For purposes of this paragraph, "youth sporting event" means an event where all players are under the age of eighteen and the event is sponsored and supervised by a public body or a not-for-profit entity;

(8) "Parent", a child's parent, legal custodian or guardian.

(L. 1957 p. 525 ยง 1, A.L. 1989 H.B. 461, A.L. 1995 H.B. 300 & 95 merged with H.B. 414, A.L. 1997 S.B. 220, A.L. 1998 H.B. 1748, A.L. 1999 S.B. 234, A.L. 2000 H.B. 1428, A.L. 2002 S.B. 923, et al.)

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