Labor Laws Pertaining to Minors
This guide provides general statements of information about the application of labor laws relating to minors. The statements herein were obtained from various sections of law and may not reflect the views of the “District”.
If any assistance is needed concerning the employment of minors, please call the school Work Experience Education office at (951) 672-6030, ext. 1024 or the Department of Labor Standards at (909) 383-4334.
HOURS MINORS ARE ALLOWED TO WORK (California & Federal)
UNDER AGE 12: - Prohibited except for entertainment industry
AGES 12 - 13: - Prohibited in firms subject to Federal FSLA
AGES 14 - 15: School in Session - 3 hours max. per day / Mon.- Fri. - 8 hours max. per day / Sat. - Sun. - (16 hours max. per week) - 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. - Summer June 1 to Labor Day - 8 hours max. per day / 40 hours max. per week - 7 a.m. - 9 p.m.
AGES 16 - 17: School in Session - 4 hours max. per day / Mon. - Thurs. - 8 hours max. per day / Fri. - Sun. - (48 hours max. per week) - *16 hours max per week - 5 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. evenings before school days - 5 a.m. - 12:30 a.m. if no school the next day - Summer June 1 to Labor Day - 8 hours max. per day / 48 hours per week - 5 a.m. - 12:30 a.m.
AGES 16 - 17: School in Session - ENROLLED IN WORK EXPERIENCE PROGRAM - 8 hours max. per day / any day of the week - * 6 hours max per day. - 48 hours max. per week - * 30 hours per week - 5 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. evenings before school days (12:30 a.m. if permission is granted) - 5 a.m. - 12:30 a.m. if no school next day
Students enrolled in Work Experience may work after 10 p.m. any day of the week with permission of parent and Work Experience teacher. Signed after 10 o’clock form submitted with work permit application.