What Is the Legal Babysitting Age in Alabama?


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The state of Alabama doesn't have a legal minimum age for babysitters as of May 2015 but it's illegal for children under the age of 16 to work during a typical school day, according to the Labor Law Talk Blog. This rule also applies to kids who are home schooled.

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Additionally, the Labor Law Talk Blog states that no laws in Alabama govern the pay that a babysitter under the age of 20 must receive. The only exception is if the babysitter works more than 20 hours a week. Within this criteria, the babysitter must be paid at least the federal minimum wage.

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