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Question: can an employer hire a 17 year old as a sales person at a dealership? they do have a drivers license.

Answer: Please see A.R.S. § 23-230 for definitions of the occupations listed.
Restrictions For Minors 17 And Under:

 Under Arizona's Youth Employment Law and the Federal Child Labor Law, employers are under the jurisdiction of federal and state agencies. In those cases of dual jurisdiction the more restrictive requirement would apply. If an employer is exempted by either the state or federal law, the nonexempted law would apply.

•Occupations in the manufacturing or storing of explosives.


•Occupations as a motor vehicle driver or outside helper. Under the State Law, 16 and 17 year old minors can drive if the total driving time does not exceed two hours per day or 25% of their work day. They also can not drive fifty or more miles per day.

 The Federal Child Labor Law prohibits 16 and 17 year olds from driving on the job. Contact the Federal Wage and Hour Division for more information


•Mine and quarry occupations.


•Logging occupations including, but not limited to occupations in connection with mills.


•Operation of power-driven woodworking machines.


•Occupations with exposure to radioactive substances and to ionizing radiation.


•Operation or the assistance in the operation of a power-driven hoist or an elevator, including, but not limited to forklifts, cranes or derricks.


•Operation of power-driven metal working, forming, punching or shearing machines.


•Occupations involving slaughtering, meat packing, processing or rendering of meat, including operation, set-up, repair, adjustment, oiling or cleaning of a power-driven meat processing machine.


•Occupations involving the operation or cleaning of power-driven bakery machinery.

 The Federal Child Labor Laws restrict youths under the age of eighteen (18) from the machinery listed in this category.


•Occupations involving the operation of power-driven paper products machines, including, but not limited to presses, arm-type wirestitchers or staplers, guillotine paper cutters or shears, and scrap paper balers.


•Occupations involving the manufacture of clay construction products or silica refractory products.


•Occupations involving the operation and cleaning of power-driven saws.


•Occupations involving wrecking, demolition and shipbreaking operations, including, but not limited to demolishing or dismantling buildings, bridges, motor vehicles or other structures.


•Occupations involving roofing operations or equipment attached to or replaced on roofs.


•Occupations involving excavation or tunnel operations.
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