By law, employers must keep records of young workers: If you are under the age of 18 and thinking about finding a job or are already working, there are certain restrictions on what work you can do, where you can do it, and how long each week can be done. None (18 to sell alcoholic beverages and work as a bartender) If you are 15 or 16 years old and working while still in school, your rights are almost identical to those of 14-year-olds. However, they are allowed to work up to seven hours on Saturdays or during school holidays. 16: Minimum age to serve someone in restaurants, cafes or hotels. Minimum age to work in a circus or cinema. Many public schools (American terminology) offer free education through the government. Parents can send their own children to a private school, but they have to pay for it. In some poorer areas, some children cannot go to school because their countries do not provide education, or because their families do not have enough money, or because children have to work for money, or because society is prejudiced against girls` education. Children between the ages of 13 and 16 are not allowed to work during school hours and can only work a maximum of 12 hours per week during school hours. You can also only work up to two hours on school days and Sundays. Throughout the year, children can only work up to eight hours on Saturdays. 18 years: Unlimited (and minimum age to work in: bars, discos, dance halls and nightclubs) Your employer may ask you to work longer in exceptional cases.
You can only ask this if: If they have to work after 10pm or before 7am, the employer must ensure that the young worker: The absolute minimum age to employ a child in the UK is 13 – as long as it is only part-time work. However, this does not apply to performance work such as acting or modeling. To work in these industries, children need a performance license. If you`re 14, you can be employed in a variety of jobs, but there are still some you`re not allowed to do. For example, you cannot work in a factory or on a construction site. If you are not sure if you can hold certain jobs, contact the local authorities. You can only work eight hours a day, for a total of 40 hours in a week. You usually can`t work at night, but there are exceptional circumstances in which you can work. During school holidays, children aged 13 to 14 are only allowed to work a maximum of 25 hours per week, while children aged 15 to 16 can only work up to 35 hours per week. Children under the age of 16 are only allowed to work eight hours a day during school holidays. When you reach school leaving age, you may find that employers are more willing to offer you part-time or full-time employment. You`re also not limited to “light work,” so you`re allowed to work in places like a busy business, restaurant kitchen, or as a waiter or waitress.
If you are too young to drop out of school, check your labor rights and working hours GOV.UK. In certain circumstances, young people under the age of 14 may also work. However, this often depends on the respective statutes of the local authority where they live, so you should check the relevant policies with your local council. Children are much more protected at work than adults. This serves to protect them while allowing them to earn an income. (18: Serving alcoholic beverages in restaurants; 21: Working as a bartender or handling alcohol in a liquor store.) Children can only work full-time after reaching the minimum school-leaving age – they can then work up to a maximum of 40 hours per week. The youngest age at which a child can work part-time is 13, with the exception of children who work in fields such as: None (18 to work as a bartender, transport alcohol or work as a waiter in a restaurant that sells alcohol) Persons aged 16 or 17 are not allowed to work after 10 p.m. or before 7 a.m. In exceptional cases, you may be asked to work at other times. This may be the case, for example, if there has been a flood and you need to help clean up.
According to the law, employees over the age of 16 or 17 are not allowed to work more than 8 hours per day and 40 hours per week. If a young person is over school leaving age but is under 18 years of age, he or she may not work more than 8 hours per day or more than 40 hours per week. Normally, they cannot work between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. unless they work in certain professions. You are entitled to the national minimum wage (NOM) if you are over school leaving age. The NMW rate then depends on your exact age. However, in England, children must be educated or trained part-time until the age of 18, so they must adapt this to their work commitments. Once a child turns 18, normal adult employment laws apply. You can work and earn money from the age of 13, but there are very strict rules regarding when young people under 16 are allowed to work. The hours you can be asked to work depend on the job: during school holidays, you can work a maximum of 25 hours per week if you are 13-14 years old, and 35 hours if you are 15-16 years old.
However, on public holidays or Saturdays, you are not allowed to work more than eight hours a day. You cannot do work where you could come into contact with chemicals, toxic substances or radiation unless: (21 years to work as a bartender; 19 years to work as a waiter in a restaurant that sells alcohol; 18 years is the minimum age to work in a liquor store or transport alcohol) In most occupations, Normally, you cannot be asked to work between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. If your contract says you have to work until 11 p.m., that`s fine, but you shouldn`t start work until 7 a.m. the next morning. (21 working as a bartender or selling liquor in a liquor store; 19 serving alcohol in a restaurant if supervised by a person 21 years of age or older) You should not normally be asked to work more than 40 hours per week or 8 hours per day. (18 years to work as a bartender, serve alcohol in a restaurant and work in a liquor store under the supervision of someone over 21 years of age.) During school hours, children are only allowed to work a maximum of 12 hours per week. These include: If you are between the ages of 16 and 18, you cannot work more than eight hours in any 24-hour period or more than 40 hours per week. You are entitled to a 30-minute break if you work more than four and a half hours. The legal working age is the legal age required for a person in any country or jurisdiction if they have not reached the age of majority.