Employing Minors in Minnesota | Minneapolis Child Employment Attorney

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901 Marquette Ave. Suite 1675

Minneapolis, MN 55402

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Employers should be aware of certain laws and regulations regarding the hiring and employment of minors in Minnesota. If you are a business that employs minors an experienced Minnesota employment attorney can help advise you on your legal rights and options.

Unemployment Insurance Benefits for Minors in Minnesota

Like adults, a minor may be covered by unemployment insurance if the minor satisfies the statutory requirements regarding eligibility. Minn. Stat. § 268.035, subd. 12. However, minors in the following employment areas are not eligible for unemployment compensation:

  1. agricultural labor performed by a child under 16 for an employer not covered by federal unemployment tax law;
  2. service performed by a child under 18 in the employ of a parent;
  3. work performed by a student for an academic or vocational program;
  4. work performed at a school or university by a student enrolled there;
  5. work performed for academic credit; and
  6. newspaper delivery by anyone under 18.

Minn. Stat. § 268.035, subds. 11 (6), 20 (18), (20), (21), (22), (31)