What Are Permitted Occupations?

A child who is 14 or 15 years of age may be employed in the following occupations in retail, food service, and gasoline service establishments:
  1. Office and clerical work (including operation of office machines).
  2. Cashiering, selling, modeling, art work, work in advertising departments, window trimming and comparative shopping.
  3. Price marking and tagging by hand or by machine. Assembling orders, packing and shelving.
  4. Bagging and carrying out customers' orders.
  5. Errand and delivery work by foot, bicycle, and public transportation.
  6. Cleanup work, including the use of vacuum cleaners and floor waxers, and maintenance of grounds, but not including the use of power­driven mowers or cutters.
  7. Kitchen work and other work involved in preparing and serving food and beverages, including the operation of machines and devices used in the performance of such work such as, but not limited to, dishwashers, toasters, dumbwaiters, popcorn poppers, milk shake blenders, and coffee grinders.
  8. Work in connection with cars and trucks if confined to the following:
    • Dispensing gasoline and oil.
    • Courtesy service on premises of gasoline service station.
    • Car cleaning, washing and polishing.
    • Other occupations permitted by this section.
    But not including work:
    • Involving the use of pits, racks or lifting apparatus or involving the inflation of any tire mounted on a rim equipped with a removable retaining ring.
  9. Cleaning vegetables and fruits, and wrapping, sealing, labeling, weighing, pricing and stocking goods when performed in areas physically separate from areas where meat is prepared for sale and outside freezers or meat coolers.

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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