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Act respecting labour standards Chapter IV - Larbour standards (Section 39.1 to 97)

Chapter IV - Larbour standards (Section 39.1 to 97)

Division VI.2 - Work performed by children (Section 84.2 to 84.7)

Section 84.3

Child under the age of 14 

No employer may have work performed by a child under the age of 14 years without first obtaining the written consent of the holder of parental authority or the tutor.


The employer must preserve the written consent as if it were an entry required to be made in the registration system or register referred to in paragraph 3 of section 29.

1997, c. 72, s. 5; 1999, c. 52, s. 11.


When the child is under 14 years of age, another prohibition is added to the one stipulated in section 84.2 ALS. In this case, the employer must obtain the prior written consent of a parent or the tutor of the child. The employer is required to check the child’s age.

The form that this document must take is not stipulated in the Act, but it should contain the name and age of the child, as well as the express consent that the child can work for the employer. Obviously, the consent must be signed by the holder of parental authority or the tutor.

The employer has the obligation to keep this document under the same conditions as those stipulated in section 2 of the Regulation respecting a registration system or the keeping of a register. He is under the obligation to keep it for three years.