child labor laws
14-16 year old jobs
children 14-16 may be employed during limited hours. The regulations for employment are usually less strict. They can work school days but only for 3hrs only. On weekends they can work 8 hours a day and 40 hours in total non school week. Not after 7am or after 7pm.
States have varying laws covering youth employment. The earliest age you can start working is 14 and for a certain period of time. Where state law differs from federal law on child labor. These laws are placed to ensure so that children do not do no work that is dangerous or bad for their health and so their main focus is their education