What Is The Minimum Age For Employment?

Minors under the age of 14 are allowed to work only in limited areas such as the entertainment industry. An entertainment permit is required to do so. A minor who is 14 or 15 years old must give an employer a completed work certificate before working during school months. The work certificate is approved and issued by the local public school superintendent’s office and requires parental consent:

Work Certificate (during school months)

Work Certificate (full­time ­summer)

The employment of young people over the age of 16 does not fall under Missouri law, but some restrictions do exist under federal law.

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