16 Year Old Legal Working Hours

Q: Are there any special rules for minors serving in voluntary rescue organizations? A: Yes, the new Child Labour Act contains specific rules for the participation of minors between the ages of 14 and 17 in voluntary rescue service organizations. Specific information on how this applies to minors between the ages of 14 and 17 is available in article 7 of the Child Labour Act on the website of the Ministry of Labour and Industry. Minors aged 16 and 17 are not allowed to work between midnight and 6 a.m. if the school is not in session. To be able to work between 10 p.m. and midnight the day before a school day, 16- and 17-year-olds need written permission from a parent or guardian and a certificate of satisfactory academic performance for their school. Employers should ask for documents as evidence (e.g., marriage certificate, university enrollment, etc.) if a minor works under one of these exceptions. Minors working under these exceptions continue to be subject to all other youth labour laws (see prohibited obligations; Salaries, breaks and meal times). Agricultural activities may include growing and harvesting crops, handling livestock, farming, packaging, storage or processing of agricultural and horticultural products, etc. All employers who hire minors require a minor work permit. The following tables show the hours at which young people aged 12 to 17 can work.

What hours can young people work? Specific information on the hours of work allowed for underage workers. Q: Does a parent or guardian of a minor under the age of 16 have to provide documentation to an employer? A: Yes, for persons under the age of 16, a written statement from the minor`s parents or guardians, acknowledging the understanding of duties and periods of employment and granting permission to do so in accordance with the provisions of 18 Pa.C.S. § 4904 (concerning falsification not sworn to the authorities). The form, entitled Parental Recognition of Minors` Duties and Hours of Employment, is available on the Ministry of Labour and Industry website at LLC-75, Parental Recognition of Minors` Duties and Hours of Employment. Maximum working hours – whether the school is in session or not: Q: What are the employment periods for minors aged 14 and 15? A: During a normal school week, minors aged 14 and 15 are not allowed to work before 7 a.m. or after 7 p.m. with the exception that during school holidays, a minor may be employed until 9 p.m. In addition, a minor may not be employed more than three hours per school day or more than eight hours per day when there is no school. A minor may not be employed for more than 18 hours in a normal school week and no more than 40 hours in a week when the school is not at school.

A regular school week is the five days that start Monday through Friday when the school is in session. School holidays are the period during which a minor is not required to be in school, as determined by the school district in which the minor resides. The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry provides a “Summary of Child Labor Regulations” on its website. Young people between the ages of 16 and 17 who are emancipated by court order have no restrictions on working time. You do not need a parent/school permit form. Employers must always obtain a minor work permit and emancipated minors are not allowed to engage in a prohibited occupation. (RCW 13.64.060 (g)). Employers should ask for documents as proof of emancipation – usually a court order, driver`s license, or government-issued ID that indicates emancipated status. An adult must supervise minors in service occupations such as restaurants and retail stores after 8 p.m. Q: I am a minor and live in Pennsylvania; However, I will be working in another part of Pennsylvania.

Where can I get a work permit? A: The school district where the student resides issues the work permit for ALL occupations in Pennsylvania. Q: Does a parent or guardian have to appear in person before an issuing agent? A: No, Pennsylvania`s Child Labor Act states that the parent or guardian is not required to appear in person before the issuing agent. School week 8-48: 48 days (outside school hours, at the earliest 15:00, Monday to Friday) Q: What is the procedure for obtaining a work permit? A: You can apply for a work permit from your local school district. The parent or guardian must sign the application. If the parent or guardian is unable to sign the application, the minor applicant may make a statement before a notary confirming the accuracy of the facts on the application. The declaration must be attached to the application. A document confirming the student`s age must also be presented to the issuing agent. The issuing official will not issue a work permit until he has received, verified, approved and submitted the following documents verifying the age of the applicant: exceptions may be granted for young people aged 16/17 if the individual circumstances are in the best interests of the minor. Minors who work on their family farm are exempt from these restrictions.