How Old Does A Child Have To Be In Order To Work?

Children must be at least fourteen years of age in order to work. Exceptions include: children employed by their parents, household chores, paper routes, farm work and child actors/actresses.

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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