Are There Restrictions On The Hours A Minor May Be Employed?

There are only restrictions for minors 15 years of age and under. They are as follows:

  • 3 Hrs on a school day
  • 8 Hrs on a non­school day.
  • 18 Hrs in a school week.
  • 40 Hrs in a non­school week.
  • Not before: 7:00 a.m.
  • Not after: 7:00 p.m.

Evening hour extended to 9:00 p.m. for period June 1, through Labor Day. May not work during normal school hours.

Minors who work for a parent or guardian who owns the business are exempt from these restrictions.

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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