What Jobs Can I Do?
When you are 13 or younger . . .
You can baby-sit, deliver newspapers or work as an actor or performer.
When you turn 14 . . .
You can work in an office, grocery store, retail store, restaurant, movie theater or amusement park.
When you turn 16 . . .
You cannot work in any job that IS hazardous such as mining, logging, meatpacking, roofing, excavation or demolition. You cannot drive a car or forklift, work with saws, explosives, radioactive materials or most power-driven machines.
When Can I Work?
If you are 14 or 15, you can work outside school hours . . .
After 7 a.m. and until 8 p.m. during the school year (9 p.m. in the summer)
4 hours on a school day
23 hours in a school week
8 hours on a non-school day
40 hours in non-school week
If you are 16 or 17, you can spend. . .
No more than 12 hours in a combination of school and work each day
What About Safety?
You have the right to. . .
A safe and healthful workplace free of recognized hazards
Speak up if you notice a safety or health hazard at work
Use required personal protective equipment
You are responsible to. . .
Follow your employer's safety and health rules
Follow safe work practices for your job as directed by your employer
Be aware of your environment at all times
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Wage and Hour Questions
Call Employment Standards Service
Different rules apply to farms