What Hours Can Youth Work? (for teens)
If you are 14 or 15, you can work . . .
Outside school hours
After 7 a.m. and until 7 p.m.
Except from June 1 through Labor Day, when you can work until 9 p.m.
You can work no more than:
- 3 hours on a school day,
- 18 hours in a school week,
- 8 hours on a non-school day, and
- 40 hours in non-school week.
If you are 16 or older, you can work . . .
Any day, any time of day, and for any number of hours. There are no
restrictions on the work hours of youth age 16 or older.
More information on Hours Restrictions.
Different rules apply to farms, and individual States may have stricter rules.
Reprinted with the permission of the U.S. Department of Labor.
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