New York Codes, Rules and Regulations
Subchapter E - Employment Of Minors
Part 185 - Fourteen- And Fifteen-year-old Minors In Delivery And Clerical Employments In Factory Offices And Service Stores
Section 185.1 - Definitions

Current through Register Vol. 44, No. 51, December 21, 2022

As used in subdivision 6 of section 130 of the Labor Law:

(a) Minor. The term minor as used in this Part means a person 14 or 15 years old.

(b) Delivery and clerical employments. The phrase delivery and clerical employments means employments in conveying articles or goods, and employments in the performance of routine office and clerical duties, such as filing, addressing envelopes, keeping records, taking telephone messages and orders, operating nonhazardous office machines, typing, gathering and delivering messages, and running errands.

(c) Enclosed and separate office. The phrase office is enclosed and separate from the place where manufacturing is carried on means a separate place where no manufacturing operation or process is performed and which is partitioned off from the factory workrooms. The partition shall be at least seven feet high, except that if chemical, radiation, or harmful processes are carried on in the factory workrooms, or gases, fumes, or other impurities are generated or released in the course of the factory processes, the partition shall be of solid material extending from the floor to the ceiling and shall contain no opening to the workroom, except for such access doors as may be required. The office shall have an entrance which will permit a minor to enter or leave the office without having to pass through the factory workroom.

(d) Manufacturing. Manufacturing and manufacturing operation or process mean the making, altering, repairing, finishing, bottling, canning, cleaning or laundering any articles or goods, in whole or in part.

(e) Service stores. Service stores mean dry cleaning stores, tailor shops, shoe repair shops, laundry stores, laundromats, hat cleaning stores, and similar stores that clean, press, alter, repair, or dye articles or goods belonging to the ultimate consumer.

(f) Dangerous machinery or processes. Use of dangerous machinery or equipment, or chemical processes means operating or assisting in the operation of any power-driven machine, including washing, drying, cleaning, dyeing, pressing, sewing, cutting, finishing, and polishing machines, and work involving any chemical, radiation, or harmful process.

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