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Working Papers Hours for Minors


Hours for Minors 14-15 Years of Age When School is in Session

Maximum Daily Hours Maximum Weekly Hours Maximum Days Per Week Permitted Hours
3 hrs. – school days 
8 hrs. – other days
23 6 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Hours for Minors 14-15 Years of Age Participating in a Supervised Work Study Program
Program when School is in Session

Maximum Daily Hours Maximum Weekly Hours Maximum Days Per Week Permitted Hours
8 hrs. – any day 40 6 7 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Hours for Minors 14-15 Years of Age Participating in a Supervised Work Study Program
Program when School is NOT in Session

Maximum Daily Hours Maximum Weekly Hours Maximum Days Per Week Permitted Hours
       

Hours for Minors 16-17 Years of Age When School is in Session

Maximum Daily Hours Maximum Weekly Hours Maximum Days Per Week Permitted Hours
(16-17 yrs. old)
4 hrs. - on school days
8 hrs. – day before non-school day, Sundays, and holidays
28 6 6 a.m. – 10 p.m.

16-17 year olds may now work a maximum of 28 hours per week during school and only between the hours of 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. when school is open for instruction.  In order to work past 10 p.m. on nights before a school day, both school and parental consent will be required.  For work past 10 p.m. on a night before a non-school day, only parental consent will be required.

Hours for Minors 16-17 Years of Age When School is NOT in Session

Maximum Daily Hours Maximum Weekly Hours Maximum Days Per Week Permitted Hours
8 hrs. – Any day 48 6 6 a.m. midnight

Hours for Minors Employed in Farm Work

Maximum Daily Hours Permitted Hours
(12-13 yrs. old)  4 hrs. – Any day 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. during summer vacation

Hours for Minors 11-17 Years of Age Delivering Newspapers

Maximum Daily Hours
4 hours per day when school is in session
5 hours per day when school is not in session
After 5 am until the start of the school day
Until 7 pm or 30 minutes before sunset