Are Minors Prohibited From Working In Certain Jobs?

Yes. Minors under 16 are prohibited from several occupations, which are considered unhealthy, unwholesome or dangerous. Minors aged 16 and 17 are barred from working in a shorter list of particularly hazardous occupations. For a list of these occupations, click here.

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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