Are There Limits On The Hours That A Minor May Work?

Yes. The restrictions are as follows:

Minors Under 16 Years of Age:

  • May not work more than 3 hours during a day when school is in session.
  • May not work over 18 hours during a week when school is in session.
  • May not work over 8 hours a day or 40 hours a week during a school vacation.
  • May not work after 7 p.m. when school is in session but may work until 9 p.m. (with a parent or guardian’s written permission) during school summer vacation (end of school year until Labor Day).
  • May not work before 7 a.m.
  • May not work more than 6 consecutive days.

Minors Under 18 Years of Age:

  • May not work before 6 a.m. or after 11 p.m. during weeks when school is in session.
  • May work after 11 p.m. during school vacation season or on days not preceding a school day with special written permission of parent or guardian.
  • May work in restaurant and seasonal amusement occupations after 12 midnight but not beyond 3 a.m. during a regular school vacation season or on days not preceding a school day (provided work began before 11 p.m. the previous day) with special written permission of a parent or guardian.
  • May not work more than 6 consecutive days.
  • May not work over 8 hours daily or 40 hours weekly.
  • Other hours may apply for agricultural occupations, factories, newspaper carriers or theatrical employment.

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