Check Your Compliance

Be sure you are doing your part to keep your young workers safe. Use these self-assessment tools to check your knowledge of, and compliance with, regulations that apply to your young workers.

Non-agricultural employer self-assessment tool

Restaurant employer self-assessment tool

Grocery employer self-assessment tool


Restaurant employer self-assessment tool

The U. S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division produced this self assessment tool to help employers comply with the child labor provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.  It reflects what our experience has shown to be some of the most common problems encountered in your industry.  You can use this tool to help evaluate your firm’s level of compliance.  You are not required to use this tool, but we believe you will find it helpful in preventing problems and achieving compliance with the Federal child labor provisions.

If you answer YES to any questions, you are likely out of compliance.


Do any workers under 18 years of age do the following?

Operate or clean power-driven meat slicers or other meat processing machines?
Yes    No

Operate or clean any power-driven dough mixer or other bakery machines?

Yes    No

Operate, load, or unload any balers or compactors?

Yes    No

Drive a motor-vehicle on the job?

Yes    No


This self-assessment tool is provided for your convenience.
Do not mail your completed self-assessment to the Wage and Hour Division.

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