What Are The Work Hours For Minors?

Hours of work for 14­ & 15­year­olds when school is in session:
  • Not during school hours.
  • 3 hours per day, 8 hours on non­school days.
  • 18 hours per week maximum.
  • May work between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.
  • Fourteen­ and 15­year­olds are not allowed to be employed during the hours their school is in session.
Hours of work for 14­ & 15­year­olds when school is not in session (from June 1 through Labor Day):
  • 8 hours per day.
  • 40 hours per week maximum.
  • May work from 7am to 9pm.
Hour of work for 16­ & 17­year­olds, any time of the year:
  • Any hour of the day.
  • 44 hour per week maximum.

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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