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Question: I am 15 and looking for a job. I'd like to know if I am eligible to work yet or do I have to still wait?

Answer: You may be eligible to work in some areas with limited set hours.  You are able to have a Maximum daily and weekly hours and days per week for minors under age 16 :8-40 School day/week: 3-18  Nigh twork prohibited 9:30 p.m. (11 p.m. before non-schoolday) to 6 a.m. 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. in door-to-door sales or deliveries  Below are what you are not eligible to work:  Restrictions For Minors 15 And Under:
 •Occupations involving manufacturing.  
 •Occupations involving processing, including, but not limited to filleting fish, dressing poultry or cracking nuts.
    •Occupations involving laundering or dry cleaning in a commercial laundry. 
  •Occupations involving warehousing, including, but not limited to moving items to and from trucks, railroad cars, conveyors and buildings.
    •Occupations involving construction.  
 •Occupations involving boilers, furnaces or engine rooms. 
  •Occupations involving window washing, work from a ladder, scaffold, window sill or similar structure or place more than five feet in height.
    •Work involving maintenance or repair of the establishment’s machines or equipment, including, but not limited to work involving the inflation of tires mounted on rims equipped with a movable retaining ring. 
  •Work involving cooking and baking, including frying and broiling.
    •Work involving the operation, setting up, adjusting, cleaning, oiling or repairing power-driven food slicers, grinders, choppers and cutters. 
  •Work involving the preparation of meats for sale.  
 •Operating a tractor over twenty power take off horsepower.  
 •Connecting or disconnecting implements from or on to a tractor.
    •Operating farm machinery, including, but not limited to operating corn pickers, cotton pickers, grain combines, hay mowers, forage harvesters, hay balers, potato harvesters, mobile pea viners, feed grinders, crop dryers, forage blowers, auger conveyors or self-unloading wagons, power post hole diggers, power-driven non-walking rotary type tillers, trenchers or earthmoving equipment, potato combines.    In this subdivision "operating" means starting, stopping, adjusting, feeding or any other activity regarding physical conduct associated with such machines and machinery. 
  •Working in a pen occupied by a bull, boar or stud horse maintained for breeding purposes, a sow with young pigs or a cow with a newborn calf.
    •Felling, bucking, skidding or unloading timber with butt more than six inches in diameter.


  • I am 15 and looking for a job. I'd like to know if I am eligible to work yet or do I have to still wait?




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