Young Workers: Checklist of Jobs Ages 14-15 May Do

Date First Published on SafetySmart Compliance: June 8th, 2012
Topics: Young Workers & Mentoring |

THE PROBLEM: Hiring workers under age 18 poses tricky compliance and safety challenges. First and foremost, federal child labor laws restrict what jobs these individuals are allowed to do based on their age.

HOW TOOL HELPS SOLVE THE PROBLEM: Employees must be at least 14 to work at any job. Here’s a Checklist of the non-agricultural occupations that kids ages 14 and 15 are allowed to engage in. These are the only jobs you’re allowed to hire kids of those ages for, i.e., any job not specifically permitted is prohibited.  

Click here for a parallel Checklist of jobs that 14- and 15-year-olds aren’t allowed to perform.