What Hours Can A 14 Or 15 Year-Old Work?

  • May not work more than 3 hours a day on a school day;
  • May not work more than 18 hours a week in a school week;
  • May not work more than 8 hours a day on a non­school day;
  • May not work more than 40 hours a week in a non­school week;
  • May not work before 7 a.m. or after 7 p.m., except between June 1st and Labor Day, they may work as late as 9 p.m.;
  • May not work during school hours unless enrolled in a school work­training program;
  • Must be given a 30­minute rest or meal period after 5 hours of continuous work.

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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