As used in KRS § 339.220 to KRS § 339.450:
(1) “Gainful occupation” does not include employment in farm work or in domestic service in a private home, nor occasional employment by a householder in connection with the household and not in connection with the householder’s business or occupation, such as grass cutting or carrying ashes or similar casual domestic tasks, nor the delivery of newspapers on regularly scheduled routes, nor to employment as an actor or performer in motion pictures or theatrical productions, or in radio or television productions, nor to employment of minors by their own parents or persons standing in the place of a parent in occupations other than manufacturing, mining, or those found by the commissioner of the Department of Workplace Standards to be particularly hazardous; and

Terms Used In Kentucky Statutes 339.210

  • commissioner: shall mean the commissioner of the Department of Workplace Standards, under the direction and supervision of the secretary of the Education and Labor Cabinet. See Kentucky Statutes 339.205
  • Domestic: when applied to a corporation, partnership, business trust, or limited liability company, means all those incorporated or formed by authority of this state. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.

(2) “Gainful occupation” does not include a minor who is at least twelve (12) years of age working as a referee, umpire, or official in a youth athletic program, subject to the following:
(a) The minor is a referee, umpire, or official for an age bracket younger than the minor’s own age;
(b) An adult representing the youth athletic program is on the premises where the athletic event is occurring; and
(c) The minor has on file with the person responsible for assigning the minor to officiate for the youth athletic program the original or a copy of a written consent to the child’s employment as a referee, umpire, or official signed by the minor’s parent or guardian.
Effective: April 10, 2014
History: Amended 2014 Ky. Acts ch. 108, sec. 1, effective April 10, 2014. — Amended
2010 Ky. Acts ch. 24, sec. 1770, effective July 15, 2010. — Amended 2005 Ky. Acts ch. 123, sec. 41, effective June 20, 2005. — Amended 1984 Ky. Acts ch. 256, sec. 1, effective July 13, 1984. — Created 1948 Ky. Acts ch. 107, sec. 1.