Are young children allowed to do minor tasks in Singapore?
Children and young persons are limited in the type of work they can do in industrial settings such as construction, transportation and manufacturing) and non-industrial settings. However we cannot ignore the face that there are still some children who needs to work for them to be able to support themselves and for them to help their families.
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Children and young persons are restricted in the type of work they can do. The type of work children and young persons can do is governed by Part VIII of the Employment Act and the Employment of Children and Young Persons Regulations. Children aged 13 to less than 15 years can work in a non industrial setting for light duties only. Young persons aged 15 to less than 16 years can work in a non-industrial setting and also work in an industrial setting but with the employers must notify the Ministry of Manpower and submit a medical report.