What Is The Minimum Age For Employment?

In most cases no one under the age of 14 may be employed. However, there are certain exceptions including newspaper carrier, actor, actress and model. Proof of age must be maintained as part of the payroll records.The following exemption permit applications are available:

  • Actors, models, performers less than 16 years of age
  • Minors less than 16 years of age
  • Minors 16 to 17 years of age

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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