When You Are 13 Or Younger . . .
You can deliver newspapers.
You can work as a baby-sitter.
You can work as an actor or performer in motion pictures, television, theater or radio.
You can work in a business solely owned or operated by your parents.
However, parents are prohibited from employing their children in manufacturing, mining, or any other occupation declared hazardous (listed below) by the Secretary of Labor.
More information on Exemptions from Child Labor Rules.
When You Turn 14 . . .
You also can work in an:
amusement park, or
gasoline service station.
You generally may not work in:
communications or public utilities jobs,
construction or repair jobs,
driving a motor vehicle or helping a driver,
manufacturing and mining occupations,
power-driven machinery or hoisting apparatus other than typical office machines,
public messenger jobs,
transporting of persons or property,
workrooms where products are manufactured, mined or processed, or
warehousing and storage.
In addition, you may not work any other job or occupation declared hazardous (listed below) by the Secretary of Labor.