60-12-1Maximum hours for children under sixteen--Exceptions--Misdemeanor.

No unemancipated child under sixteen years of age may be employed for more than four hours in any school day, twenty hours in any school week, eight hours in any nonschool day, forty hours in any nonschool week, or after 10 p.m. in any day that precedes a school day. The provisions of this section do not apply to children employed as actors or performers in motion pictures, theatrical, radio, or television productions. The provisions of this section do not apply to roguing or detasselling of hybrid seedcorn for any nonschool day or nonschool week. The employment of a child in violation of this section is a Class 2 misdemeanor.

Source: SDC 1939, §§ 17.0601, 17.9901; SDCL, § 60-12-10; SL 1973, ch 303, § 1; SL 1978, ch 359, § 2; SL 1991, ch 411, § 1; SL 1992, ch 360; SL 1994, ch 391.