When school is not in session, 12- or 13-year-olds may work eight hours a day, but no more than 40 hours per week.
They can only work between the hours of 7:00 a.m.
to 7:00 p.m., except from June 1 through Labor Day, when they may work until 9:00 p.m.
How many hours can you work in a week at 16?
When school is not in session, and during vacations (school must close for the entire calendar week): Minors under 18 may not work more than 8 hours a day, 6 days a week. Minors 14 and 15 may not work more than 40 hours a week. 16 and 17 year-olds may not work more than 48 hours a week.
How many hours are 16 year olds allowed to work?
No 16- or 17-year-old can work more than 48 hours in any one week while attending school. They cannot work more than nine hours in any day, unless the 48 hours weekly maximum is worked in five days. In that case, the minor may work nine and 3/5 hours per day.
Is it illegal for a minor to work over 8 hours?
Federal law states that 14-15 year olds cannot work over 8 hours a day, with no more than 3 hours on a school day, and over 40 hours a week, with no more than 18 hours per week while in school. If you are interested in the minor hour laws of your state, a list can be found here.
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