What age can a child go to work? What are the restrictions?

In Tennessee, a minor must be 14 years of age before they can work. Some of the restrictions for 14 and 15-year-old minors are:

WHEN SCHOOL IS IN SESSION:

Can work no more than 3 hours per day

Can work no more than 18 hours a week

Can work no later than 7:00 p.m.

WHEN SCHOOL IS NOT IN SESSION:

Can work no more than 8 hours a day

Can work no more than 40 hours per week

Can work no later than 9:00 p.m.

Breaks for minors under age 18:

Any minor scheduled to work 6 hours must have a thirty (30) minute rest or meal break no exceptions.

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