Know the Rules: Working During the School Year

United States Department of Labor

It’s that time of year again – summer vacation is over and kids are back in school. For many teens who plan to work during the school year, it means having to strike a balance between class time, homework, extracurricular activities and a job. It’s important to know that there are certain federal and state laws governing work for young people, especially during the school year. Teens, their parents and their employers all need to be aware of those rules, so I’ll address many of them here.