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Teenage Employees

Age Restrictions: According to the Idaho Department of Labor,  “In most cases, minors must be at least 14 years old to work in non-agricultural jobs. Idaho Child Labor Laws are found in Idaho Statute section 44, chapter 13. These laws are enforced by local school boards and probation officers. For businesses that fall under the coverage of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, the U.S. Department of Labor generally enforces the child labor laws. Federal provisions include restrictions on hours of work for minors under 16 and lists hazardous occupations both on and off the farm that the Secretary of Labor has declared too dangerous for minors to perform.”

The Fair Labor Standards Act allows minors ages 12 and 13 to work outside of school hours in non-hazardous jobs on farms that also employ their parent(s) or with written parental consent.

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