Are There Regulations For The Hours A Minor May Be Employed?

Employment of minors under the age of sixteen must be confined to:

1. Not more than forty hours in any one week when the person is not enrolled in a session of school or when school is not in session.

2. Not more than eighteen hours in any one week when the person is enrolled in any session of school when school is in session.

3. Not more than eight hours in any one day when the person is not enrolled in a session of school or on a day when school is not in session.

4. Not more than three hours in any one day when the person is enrolled in any session of school on a day when school is in session.

5. Minors under the age of sixteen may not be employed at night nor shall they be employed in solicitation sales or deliveries on a door­to­door basis between 7:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. on days preceding a day when school is in session and between 7:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. on days preceding a day when school is not in session.

These provisions do not apply to persons who deliver newspapers to a consumer.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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