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What is the maximum hours a 16 year old can work?

Im 16 and have left school, so i'm not in any education, but is there still a limit to how many hours i can work?


Stevie Z
I think the limit is 6 to 8 hours.

You can work 24/7 if you want.

I think the max is 20 hours a week

Regular here in MD 8 hours

umm well, i think its like 2-4 hours but, some managers it they are cool will let you do the whole 8 hours...

Youssef G
14 to 16 hours

you can work 33 hours in the summer holidays but you can't work that much during school time as it can affect it :)

No. as long as you don't mind working you can work for as long as you want.

Beth G
Depends on where you are. In Oregon, you can work a 40 hour week during the summer months with a maximum 44 hours. There are certain things you cannot do for a job, as an example, you can't work in a wrecking yard. It changes when the school year starts, whether you're enrolled or not. If you have a GED, it may be different.

Go back to school. ;)

i think its 40hours a week? :S

up until the end off the official school term you can only works the hours that you could wen you where in school. Once your school finished for the year, you are not restricted

Max Power
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) does not limit the number of hours per day or per week that employees aged 16 years and older can be required to work.

In other words, by federal law, can work as many hours per week, legally, as an adult. However, laws may vary in your state.

Check out this Web site for specific information pertaining to all US states: http://www.dol.gov/esa/whd/state/nonfarm.htm

16 year olds have the same restriction 17 year olds do. If school is in session you can work 4 hours a days during the week and 8 hours on either Saturday or Sunday (not both). When schools is not in session you can work 8 hours a day for a maximum of 6 days. 48 hours a week.

You can work 36 hours a week at 16

hr cubs girl
16 year old can work 40 hrs a week in the summer. You have to leave work by 11pm and cannot start until 7am.

Once you have left Education the maximum anyone (regardless of age) can legally work in any 7 day period is 48 hours.

You are allowed to work 40 hours a week. You must have twelve hours rest between each working day, and two rest days per working week. You are also entitled to a 30-minute rest break when you work for longer than four and a half hours.

This is for the UK by the way!

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