According to the Georgia Department of Labor, roughly 80 percent of high school students participate in some type of employment. It's important to know that there are currently both state and federal child labor laws in place to protect those students in a variety of ways.
Perhaps the most important restrictions regarding child labor are those which limit working hours. Generally, labor laws for children are geared toward placing a child's education before work obligations. In other words, a child's employer has the responsibility of ensuring that child workers still have ample time to pursue their educations.