Who, What, Why . . .
Who does it apply to: Virtually all business owners hiring individuals under the age of 18.
What is the minimum age to hire: There is a lot of variation about the minimum age to hire and there are different restrictions placed on various age groups:
• Any age: Farm work on a parent’s owned or operated farm; perform on television, radio, movies, or other theater productions (with a permit); work for a parent’s business in a “non-hazardous” position; and, believe it or not, gathering and making evergreen wreaths.
• Age 11: Delivering (not selling) newspapers.
• Ages 12 and 13: Farm work on someone else’s farm with a parent’s consent performed outside of school hours. The work may not be “hazardous.”
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