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The Child Labor Law requires that students obtain an employment certificate before beginning full or part-time work. The certificate is necessary until the age of 18 or upon high school graduation. Students must be 16 years old and have a job in order to secure a general employment certificate for full-time work. Students must be at least 14 years of age in order to secure a part-time or vacation certificate for work done after school or during summer vacation. To secure a certificate use the following procedure:
A parent or guardian along with student must be present to secure an application in the school office between 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. The student’s birth certificate, baptismal certificate, or passport must be presented at that time.Extracts from Child Labor Laws of Employment of Minors
Hours of employment:
Minors 14 and 15 years old
1. During the school term - maximum 4-hours on school days, eight hours on any other day and 18 hours per school week, and only at a time that does not interfere with school attendance.
2. During school vacation - maximum 8 hours per day, 44 hours per week.
3. Night work - no minor under 16 shall be employed before 7:00 a.m. or after 7:00 p.m. except during school vacation (June to Labor Day) when minors may work between 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. (Minors distributing newspapers may work between 6:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.).
Minors 16 and 17 years old
1. During the school term - maximum 28 hours per school week. If a vacation day or days fall during a particular week 4 hours may be added for each vacation day up to a maximum of 44 hours.
2. During school vacation - maximum 8 hours per day - 44 hours per week.
3. Night work - no 16 or 17 year old shall be employed between midnight and 6:00 a.m. when enrolled in school. Students may work until 1:00 a.m. on nights preceding a school holiday, or Friday/Saturday nights.
At any time - maximum employment is 6 days per week with a 30-minute meal period required after 5 hours of work.