State Labor Officials Issue Reminder About Rules Protecting Students Who Work

As students return to school, the state Department of Labor and Industry is reminding employers as well as children and their parents about the laws in place to protect younger workers. Children under 14 cannot be employed in Pennsylvania, but can work on a family farm in or in a domestic service, such as mowing a lawn. During the school year the Department of Labor and Industry says 14 and 15-year olds can work a maximum of 3 hours on school days and a total of 18 hours Monday through Friday. Sixteen and 17 year-olds can work up to 8 hours on a school day and a maximum of 28 hours per school week during the school year.