Oregon Statutes - Chapter 653 - Minimum Wages; Employment Conditions; Minors - Section 653.350 - Employment of children under 12 years for certain agricultural labor; conditions.

(1) An individual who is less than 12 years of age but not less than nine years of age may be employed to pick berries and beans in this state outside of school hours if:

(a) The individual is employed with the consent of the child’s parent or guardian;

(b) The berries and beans picked are sold within the state only and not transported out of this state in any form;

(c) The Director of the Employment Department or the designee of the director certifies that there are not sufficient workers available in the immediate area to harvest the berry or bean crop without the employment of youthful pickers; and

(d) The individual is paid at the same rate as other employees of the employer who are 12 years of age or older and are engaged in picking berries or beans.

(2) Each basket or container holding berries, berry products, beans or bean products picked by individuals who are less than 12 years of age must be distinctively marked so as to prevent the berries, berry products, beans or bean products from entering interstate commerce. [1975 c.422 §2]

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