CHAPTER 162

EMPLOYERS AND EMPLOYEES

CHILD LABOR

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 90, ARTICLE 3, OF THE REVISED CODE OF DELAWARE, 1935, RELATING TO CHILD LABOR; BY CHANGING THE HOURS OF EMPLOYMENT IN CERTAIN CASES.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:

Section 1. That Chapter 90, Article 3, of the Revised Code of Delaware, 1935, be and the same is hereby amended by striking out all of 3616. Sec. 26 of said Chapter 90, Article 3, of the Revised Code of Delaware, 1935, and inserting in lieu thereof the following:

3616. Sec. 26. No child to whom an employment certificate --general or provisional--has been issued shall be employed, permitted or suffered to work in, about or in connection with any establishment or in any occupation before the hour of 6:00 A. M. or after the hour of 7:00 P. M., except that a child may be employed, permitted or suffered to work in a bowling alley setting up pins after the hour of 6:00 A. M. and before the hour of twelve o'clock midnight ; and, further, except that a child may be employed, permitted or suffered to work on and from any vehicle delivering milk or cream after the hour of 5:00 A. M. and before the hour of 12:00 midnight ; nor for more than six days or more than forty-eight hours in any one week ; nor more than eight hours in any one day, nor without at least thirty minutes continuous rest between 11:30 A. M. and 2:00 P. M., except that in any event such rest period shall come not later than after five hours of work. The presence of such child in any establishment during working hours shall be prima facie evidence of its employment therein.

Section 2. All acts or parts of acts inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed, insofar as the inconsistency may appear only.

Approved March 9, 1943.