I think someone is employing children unlawfully.

Children have rights

Federal child labor law generally prohibits the employment of minors under the age of 14, restricts the hours of work for minors under 16, and prohibits the employment of minors under the age of 18 in any hazardous occupation. Detailed information on both Federal and State child labor laws is available on the internet at www.youthrules.dol.gov. Child Labor: 16 years old is the minimum age to perform garment production.


File a complaint to protect children from unfair work.

Make sure children are being employed lawfully and if you think they may not be, start the process of filing a complaint with the Wage and Hour Division at DOL.

File a Complaint