Child labor laws

child labor laws in the united states

children under 14 may not be employed children 14-16 may be employed in allowed occupations during limited hours .

FEDERAL WORK HOURS

  • 3 hours on a school day;
  • 18 hours in a school week;
  • 8 hours on a non-school day;
  • 40 hours in a non-school week; and
  • between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., except from June 1 through Labor Day, when nighttime work hours are extended to 9 p.m.

WHERE CANT YOU WORK AT

  • bake or cook on the job (expect serving at a counter)
  • operate power-driven machinery (except certain types that pose little hazard such as those used in offices).
  • work or ladder of scaffold