• Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

    Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), youths 14 and 15 years old may work outside school hours in various non-manufacturing, non-mining, non-hazardous jobs under certain conditions.

    Permissible work hours for 14- and 15-year-olds are:

    • 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.

    For more information, please visit the U.S Department of Labor's FLSA website.