Are There Restrictions On The Hours A Minor May Work?

Students 14 and 15 years of age may NOT be employed:

  • during school hours, except as provided for in work experience and career exploration programs.
  • before 7:00 a.m. or after 7:00 p.m. except from June 1 through Labor Day when evening hours are extended to 9:00 p.m.
  • more than 3 hours a day on a school day.
  • more than 18 hours a week in a school week.
  • more than 8 hours a day on a non­school day.

There are no hour or time restrictions for students 16 years of age or over.

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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