University Workforce Operations

Campus Address
120 USB
Mailing Address

120 University Services Building
Iowa City, IA 52242-1911
United States

Child labor laws dictate the hours youth may work, how many hours per week may be worked, the times of the year youth may work, and the types of jobs or work activities they may perform.

In Iowa, both federal and state child labor laws apply.

  • Effective July 1, 2023, Iowa child labor permits are no longer required.
  • Youth may perform certain work activities based on their ages.
  • Certain work activities involving hazardous equipment or hazardous materials are not permitted.

For additional resources for child labor regulations, please refer to the Iowa Division of Labor and the U.S. Department of Labor.