Handbook of Operating Procedures 5-1270

Child Labor

Effective April 01, 1977
Executive Sponsor: Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Policy Owner: Assoc. Vice President for Human Resources



  1. Policy Statement

It is the policy of The University of Texas at Austin ("University") that no one under the age of 15 years may be employed at the University.

  1. Reason for Policy

To provide guidelines for the hiring of employees in accordance with federal and state law.

  1. Scope & Audience

This policy applies to all employees.

  1. Definitions (specific to this policy)


  1. Website (for policy)


  1. Contacts


  1. Responsibilities & Procedures

It should be noted there are restrictions pertaining to anyone under the age of 18 employed in occupations other than clerical since there are child labor laws concerning hazardous occupations. There are also restrictions governing total hours worked during school sessions for persons under the age of 16. In either case, Human Resource Services should be consulted concerning applicable regulations.


Previously HOP 9.77

  1. Forms & Tools


  1. Frequently Asked Questions


  1. Related Information


  1. History

Last review date: March 1977
Previously HOP 9.77