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.