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Work Permits

Hours of Work for Students

 In order to obtain a work permit, students must maintain satisfactory grades, citizenship and attendance.  Students that fall below the district standard in grades, citizenship or attendance will be in jeopardy of losing their permit to work.

 

AGES:

16 – 17  When school is in session:  Daily maximum 4 hours, Monday through Thursday.  May work up to 8 hours on any non-school day or on any day that precedes a non-school day.  May be permitted to work up to 20 hours per week.

                Work Experience Education program students may be permitted to work a maximum of 5 hours on a school day.  May be permitted to work up to 30 hours per week. 

                When school is not in session:  Daily maximum 8 hours and weekly maximum 40 hours.

               

                Work must be performed between 5:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. except that work hours may be extended to 12:30 a.m. on nights preceding non-school days.  Students in Work Experience Education programs may be authorized to work until 12:30 a.m. on nights preceding school days.

 

14 – 15  When school is in session:  Daily maximum 3 hours, Monday through Thursday.  Weekly maximum 20 hours.  Can work 8 hours on Saturday and Sunday.

                When school is not in session:  Daily maximum 8 hours and weekly maximum 40 hours. 

 

                Work must be performed between 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. any day of the week.  May work from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. June 1 to Labor Day.

 

Younger than 14    Labor laws generally prohibit non-farm employment of children younger than 14.  Special rules apply to agricultural work, domestic work, and the entertainment industry.

 

General Summary of Minors’ Work Regulations

 

State child labor laws and the child labor provisions of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) govern most California employers.

 

If federal laws, state laws, and school district policies conflict, the more restrictive law (that which is most protective of the employee) prevails.

Generally, minors must attend school until age 18 unless they are 16 years or older and have graduated from high school or received a state Certificate of Proficiency.

 

Minors under the age of 18 may not work in occupations declared hazardous for young workers as listed below.

  1. Explosives                                                                                                           10.  Power-driven meat slicing/processing
  2. Motor vehicle driving/outside helper                                                                   11.  Power baking machines
  3. Coal mining                                                                                                        12.  Power-driven paper products/paper bailing
  4. Logging and sawmilling                                                                                      13.  Manufacturing brick, tile products
  5. Power-driven woodworking machines                                                                    14.  Power saws and shears
  6. Radiation exposure                                                                                               15.  Wrecking, demolition
  7. Power-driven hoists/forklifts                                                                                  16.  Roofing
  8. Power-driven metal forming, punching, and shearing machines                                 17.  Excavation operations
  9. Other mining

 

For more information about hazardous occupations, contact the U.S. Department of Labor (Child Labor Bulletins 101 and 102) and the California Department of Industrial Relations, Division of Labor Standards Enforcement.  Regional offices are located in several California cities.  They are listed in the “Government Listings” sections of telephone directories.

 

Labor laws set the basic minimum age of 16 years for general employment.  Persons younger than 16 years are allowed to work only in limited, specified occupations that exclude baking, manufacturing, processing, construction, warehouse, and transportation occupations.

 

Labor laws applicable to adult employees are also generally applicable to minor employees, including workers’ compensation insurance requirements.

 

Child labor laws do not generally apply to minors who deliver newspapers or work at odd jobs, such as yard work and baby-sitting, or in private homes where the minor is not regularly employed.

 

Employers of minors required to attend school must complete a “Statement of Intent to Employ Minor and Request for Work Permit” (form B1-1) for the school district of attendance for each such minor.  Employers must themselves have on file for each such minor a “Permit to Employ and Work” (form B1-4).  Work permits (B1-4) must be open at all times for inspection by sanctioned authorities.

 

A work permit (B1-4) must be revoked whenever the issuing authority determines the employment is illegal or is impairing the health or education of the minor.

A day of rest from work is required if the total hours worked per week exceed 30 or if more than 6 hours are worked on any one-day during the week.

No person shall be excluded from participation in or denied the benefits of any local agency’s program or activity on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, gender ethnic group identification, race, ancestry, national origin, religion, color, or mental or physical disability in any program or activity conducted by an “education institution” or any other “local agency” defined in Article 2 of this Chapter, which is funded directly