Good to know!
How old do I have to be to get a job in North Carolina?
For most employment, other than working for their parents, modeling or acting, or delivering newspapers, 14 is the magic number. You’ll need to be at least 14 years old to scoop ice cream or work the checkout line. Sorry, 13-year-olds.
What hours can a teen work in North Carolina?
North Carolina restricts how long teens can work each day, depending on their age.
Teens ages 14 to 15 can work no more than three hours a day on days when school is in session; no more than eight hours a day when school is not in session; and only between the hours of 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. (or 9 p.m. from June 1 to Labor Day). They must have a 30-minute break after five consecutive hours of work.
For teens ages 16 to 17 who are enrolled in school, they typically can’t work from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. when there is school the next day. They can, however, get an exception if they have written permission from the youth’s parents or school principal.
Can I take any job or are some off limits?
The Wage and Hour Act and Fair Labor Standards Act lays out 17 jobs that teens ages 18 and under can’t hold – even if they are employed by their parent or legal guardian.
They include coal mining, but also motor-vehicle driving, construction work and any demolition operations. The labor department breaks it down on its website.
Can I get a youth work permit now before I get a job?
Nope. You can’t get a jumpstart on that youth permit application. The teen must have a job offer before they can fill out the form. Among the questions, the application asks for the address of the company where the teen will work and what business the company is in.
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