§ 50-5-101 Short title
§ 50-5-102 Part definitions
§ 50-5-103 Employment of minor under 14 years of age – Penalty
§ 50-5-104 Employment of minors fourteen or fifteen years of age
§ 50-5-105 Employment of minors sixteen or seventeen years of age
§ 50-5-106 Prohibited employment for minors
§ 50-5-107 Exempt minors
§ 50-5-108 Special exemptions
§ 50-5-109 Proof of age required for employment or continued employment – Oath by parent or guardian if evidence unavailable
§ 50-5-110 Duties of department
§ 50-5-111 Duties of employers of minors
§ 50-5-112 Violations – Penalties
§ 50-5-113 Using children in pornography – Class C felony
§ 50-5-114 Rules and regulations
§ 50-5-115 Breaks and meal periods for working minors

Terms Used In Tennessee Code > Title 50 > Chapter 5 > Part 1 - Child Labor Act of 1976

  • Age of majority: means eighteen (18) years of age or older. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Agricultural work: includes farming in all its branches, and, among other things, includes the cultivation and tillage of the soil, dairying, the production, cultivation, growing and harvesting of any agricultural or horticultural commodities, the raising of livestock or poultry, and any practices performed by a farmer or on a farm as an incident to or in conjunction with the farming operations, including preparation for market, delivery to storage or to market or to carriers for transportation to market. See Tennessee Code 50-5-102
  • Commissioner: means the commissioner of labor and workforce development or the commissioner's designated representative. See Tennessee Code 50-5-102
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Department: means the department of labor and workforce development. See Tennessee Code 50-5-102
  • Director of schools: means the director of schools, or the director's designee, in the county, city, town or special school district in which a minor seeking employment resides or is to be employed. See Tennessee Code 50-5-102
  • Employer: includes , but is not limited to, any individual, partnership, association, corporation, business trust, legal representative or any organized group of persons, acting directly or indirectly in the interest of an employer in relation to an employee. See Tennessee Code 50-5-102
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • 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.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Livestock: means all equine as well as animals that are being raised primarily for use as food or fiber for human utilization or consumption including, but not limited to, cattle, sheep, swine, goats, and poultry. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Minor: means a person of either sex under eighteen (18) years of age, unless otherwise provided. See Tennessee Code 50-5-102
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Person: includes a corporation, firm, company or association. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Record: means information that is inscribed on a tangible medium or that is stored in an electronic or other medium and is retrievable in a perceivable form. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Representative: when applied to those who represent a decedent, includes executors and administrators, unless the context implies heirs and distributees. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Rescission: The cancellation of budget authority previously provided by Congress. The Impoundment Control Act of 1974 specifies that the President may propose to Congress that funds be rescinded. If both Houses have not approved a rescission proposal (by passing legislation) within 45 days of continuous session, any funds being withheld must be made available for obligation.
  • School days: means any day when normal classes are in session during the regular school year in the school district. See Tennessee Code 50-5-102
  • School hours: means that period of time during a school day when school is in session and students are required to attend classes. See Tennessee Code 50-5-102
  • Self-employed: means earning income directly from one's own business, trade or profession rather than as a specified salary or wages from an employer. See Tennessee Code 50-5-102
  • Sexual conduct: means actual or simulated sexual intercourse, sodomy, sexual bestiality, masturbation, sadomasochistic abuse, excretion, or the exhibition of the male or female genitals. See Tennessee Code 50-5-102
  • signed: includes a mark, the name being written near the mark and witnessed, or any other symbol or methodology executed or adopted by a party with intention to authenticate a writing or record, regardless of being witnessed. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • State: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • United States: includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Week: means a fixed and regularly recurring period of seven (7) consecutive days. See Tennessee Code 50-5-102
  • written: includes printing, typewriting, engraving, lithography, and any other mode of representing words and letters. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Year: means a calendar year, unless otherwise expressed. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Youth peddling: means the selling of merchandise by a minor under sixteen (16) years of age to customers at the customer's residence, at a customer's place of business, or in public places such as street corners or public transportation stations. See Tennessee Code 50-5-102