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

On school days, during school hours, minors under the age of sixteen can't work without a School Release Permit. After school hours, minors under the age of sixteen can't work in excess of six hours or between the hours of 9:30 PM and 5 AM unless the next day is not a school day. No employer can work a minor (under 18) more than forty hours in a week or more than eight hours in any twenty­four hour period. For additional information, refer to the Colorado Youth Employment Opportunity Act .

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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