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Age Requirements


USA Work at Home USA Age Requirements for Work

The age requirements for taking a "job" in the United States generally start at 14 years of age. Also, hours are limited for anyone under the age of 16 under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Generally, minimum age requirements do not apply to minors employed by their parents or legal guardian.

However, at any age, youth may deliver newspapers; perform in radio, television, movie, or theatrical productions; work in businesses owned by their parents (except in mining, manufacturing or hazardous jobs); and perform babysitting or perform minor chores around a private home. Also, at any age, youth may be employed as homeworkers to gather evergreens and make evergreen wreaths. Fair Labor Standards Act Advisor

If you are age 14 to 15, you are also limited in the number of hours and when you may work. Check on the rules at the US Department of Labor's web site.



UK Work at Home UK Age Requirements for Work

In the UK, there are rules that regulate what times of the day you can work and for how long.

14 year olds
There are a lot of rules that control working hours of children, but the basic ones are:

  • during term time, you can only work for two hours on weekdays and Sundays
  • during term time, you can only work for five hours on Saturdays
  • during a school holiday, you can work for up to five hours on a week day or a Saturday
  • during a school holiday, you can't work for more than two hours on a Sunday
  • you cannot work before 7.00 am or after 7.00 pm on any day

15 and 16 year olds
If you're 15 or 16 and are working while you're still at school, your rights are almost identical to those of 14 year olds. However, you are allowed to work for up to eight hours on Saturdays or during the school holidays.

16 and 17 year olds
If you're no longer at school and you're 16 or 17, the law refers to you as a 'young worker'. Because you will no longer be at school, there are fewer restrictions on when you can work and for how long, but there are still some rules.

Because you've reached school leaving age, you may find that employers may be more willing to offer you part-time or full-time employment. You're also not limited to just 'light work', so you'll be allowed to work in places like a busy shop, restaurant kitchen or as a waiter or waitress.

Read more at Direct Gov's Employment Rights for Young People



Canada Work at Home Canada Age Requirements for Work

The rules differ in each of the Provinces of Canada, but generally, here are the standards:

(1) A person must not employ a child under 15 years of age unless the person has obtained the written consent of the child's parent or guardian.

(2) A person must not employ a child under 12 years of age without the director's permission.

(3) On permitting the employment of a child under 12 years of age, the director may set the conditions of employment for the child.

Read more at British Columbia's Employment Standards Act

Home Based Positions




Your Special Talent

You have a talent. Although some may know their talent early in life, some take a little longer to find it. But, believe me, you have one. Use your time wisely and choose small jobs at first while you are still in high school. Give different kinds of jobs a chance. Use your hobby or your best subject in school to guide you and after a few tries, you will find a job that you really excel in.

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During the creation of this teen section, we researched the search results on Google for:

  • Jobs for Teens
  • Summer Jobs for Teens
  • Part Time Jobs for Teens
  • Jobs 14 years old
  • Jobs 15 years old
  • Jobs for teens 13
  • Jobs for teens 14
  • jobs 16 years old
  • online jobs for teens
  • jobs for teens 15
  • jobs 13 years old

What we came up with were a lot of web sites who are telling teens they can work online and they are proving it with checks they receive from paid survey companies and Paypal.

Be aware! They "may" be getting these checks, we do not know, but they are not earning the money by doing only surveys online. What they are doing is getting teens to visit their web sites and to click on the advertisements to sign up for surveys. The survey company then gives this person money for referring others to their site. This is a very valid way to make money, however, it is also very hard and tedious work, and it is misleading to allow a teen to think they can just answer surveys for big money. Surveys do not pay much at all, it is referring others to the site and having them sign up, this is what makes the money.

The very best way for a teen to make money (outside of retail and fast food) is to start a home business using their skills that they have worked on for so many years, be it little league (making them a great coach candidate for small children) or an instrument, they can mentor and teach others while making money.



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