Book 3 – Title 3 – Chapter 2

BOOK THREE – CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

Title III – WORKING CONDITIONS FOR SPECIAL GROUPS OF EMPLOYEES

Chapter II – EMPLOYMENT OF MINORS

 

Art. 139. Minimum employable age.

  1. No child below fifteen (15) years of age shall be employed, except when he works directly under the sole responsibility of his parents or guardian, and his employment does not in any way interfere with his schooling.
  2. Any person between fifteen (15) and eighteen (18) years of age may be employed for such number of hours and such periods of the day as determined by the Secretary of Labor and Employment in appropriate regulations.
  3. The foregoing provisions shall in no case allow the employment of a person below eighteen (18) years of age in an undertaking which is hazardous or deleterious in nature as determined by the Secretary of Labor and Employment.

Art. 140. Prohibition against child discrimination. No employer shall discriminate against any person in respect to terms and conditions of employment on account of his age.

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