Quote Originally Posted by JTMcC View Post
That's not a commercial environment. You aren't an employee of the school.
I don't make up the rules, the federal dept of labor does.
As far as the lawn mower goes, I don't have a landscaping business so I don't have any idea but I do know that I can't have a minor work with power tools, in an excavation plus a lot of other restrictions. Anybody can look em up at the dept of labor site.

JT
See young people all the time operating heavy machinery and equipment on farms.. some much younger than 16..... Maybe this could be interpteted as an "Agricultural" environment........ have seen 14 year olds operating half million dollar combines with as much competency as adults..... and a combine is certainly heavy equipment....

It might just be that in a rural "Agricultural" setting, that there would be an interpretation of this situation that is quite permissable.... Different rules for industry and the family agricultural endeavor.... would probably have to be sanctioned an run by the parents as an official matter.......... but quite likely there are a set of circumstances that will allow this....

there are places where "Dept of Labor" and "Dept of Agriculture" rules and regulations are in direct opposition..........

depending on the state of residence.. a juvenile "Work Permit" could be gotten...
with one of those... working restricted hours and under adult supervision many of thel child labor laws are waived.... using some "Common Sense"..............

We are getting ourselves so over regulated that pretty soon we will face jail time and fines for "Passing Gas" without a permit and supervision....
If we do not fix that pretty soon, we might as well lay down ans join all of the socialists in the European Union..... they have about 5 regulators for every productive worker... oh yeah... they are all going bankrupt....

We are not talking about 19th century child labor abuse where they put 8 year olds in mines and factories for 16 hour days 6 days a week for pitys sake.........