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181A.07 EXEMPTIONS.
    Subdivision 1. Agricultural operations. Minors employed in corn detasseling operations
and other agricultural operations, with the permission of their parents or guardian, shall be exempt
from the provisions of section 181A.04, subdivision 4. Such minors 12 years of age or older are
exempt from the age provision of section 181A.04, subdivision 1.
    Subd. 2. Entertainers and models. Any minor employed as an actor, model, or performer
shall be exempt from the minimum age provisions of section 181A.04, subdivision 1.
    Subd. 3. Newspaper carriers. Newspaper carriers shall be exempt from the minimum age
provision of section 181A.04, subdivisions 1 and 3. Such carriers shall be at least 11 years of age.
    Subd. 4. Home chores; babysitters. Any minor employed to do home chores, to babysit, or
employed by a parent shall be exempt from all provisions of sections 181A.01 to 181A.12.
    Subd. 4a. Youth athletic program referees. A minor at least 11 years of age and less than 14
years of age shall be exempt from the minimum age provisions of section 181A.04, subdivision 1,
if employed as a youth athletic program referee, umpire, or official for an age bracket younger
than the minor's own age if an adult representing the state or local athletic program is on the
premises at which the athletic program event is occurring and a person responsible for the state
or local athletic program possesses a written acknowledgment signed by the minor's parent or
guardian consenting to the minor's employment as a referee, umpire, or official.
    Subd. 5. Commissioner exemptions. The commissioner may grant exemptions from any
provisions of sections 181A.01 to 181A.12 for an individual minor if the commissioner finds that
such an exemption would be in the best interest of the minor involved. Such exemptions shall be
granted only in accordance with the established rules of the department.
    Subd. 6. Requests for commissioner exemption. Any minor's parent or guardian, school
official, or youth employment specialist may request an exemption as provided in subdivision 5.
History: 1974 c 432 s 7; 1975 c 204 s 78; 1976 c 2 s 72; 1985 c 248 s 70; 1986 c 444;
2003 c 31 s 1

NOTE: Subdivision 4a was also amended by Laws 2003, chapter 26, section 1, to read
as follows:

"Subd. 4a. A minor at least 11 years of age and less than 14 years of age shall be exempt
from the minimum age provisions of section 181A.04, subdivision 1, if employed in the position
of assistant referee in a youth soccer athletic program event in which the participants are under 14
years of age and if:

(1) an adult representing the state or local athletic program is on the premises at which
the athletic program event is occurring; and

(2) a person responsible for the state or local athletic program possesses a written
acknowledgment signed by the minor's parent or guardian consenting to the minor's employment
as an assistant soccer referee."