SEC. 71-3-107. Compensation and death benefits for minors illegally employed.
Compensation and death benefits shall be double the amount otherwise payable if the injured employee at the time of the injury is a minor under eighteen (18) years of age employed, permitted, or suffered to work in violation of any provision of the Mississippi labor laws. The employer alone and not the insurance carrier shall be liable for such increased compensation or increased death benefits. Any provision in an insurance policy undertaking to relieve an employer from such increased liability shall be void. The provisions of this section shall not apply, and double compensation and double death benefits shall not be payable, for death or injury to an employee under eighteen (18) years of age employed in the following programs:
(a) Students fourteen (14) years of age and over and regularly enrolled in an accredited secondary school or college and employed between regular terms or semesters with the written consent of their parent or parents or person standing in loco parentis.
(b) Students fourteen (14) years of age and over and employed in on-the-job training as a part of a regular program of education in an accredited secondary school with the written consent of their parent or parents or person standing in loco parentis.
SOURCES: Codes, 1942, Sec. 6998-54; Laws, 1948, ch. 354, Sec. 48; 1950, ch. 412, Sec. 21; 1968, ch. 560, Sec. 1; reenacted without change, 1982, ch. 473, Sec. 55; reenacted without change, 1990, ch. 405, Sec. 57, eff from and after July 1, 1990.