2015 New York Laws
LAB - Labor
Article 4 - (Labor) EMPLOYMENT OF MINORS
142 - Hours of work for minors fourteen and fifteen years of age.

NY Lab L § 142 (2015) What's This?

142. Hours of work for minors fourteen and fifteen years of age. 1. When school is in session. When school is in session, no minor fourteen or fifteen years of age shall be employed :

a. More than three hours on any school day;

b. More than eight hours on any day when school is not in session;

c. More than eighteen hours a week;

d. More than six days a week; or

e. After seven o'clock in the evening or before seven o'clock in the morning.

2. When school is not in session. When school is not in session, no minor fourteen or fifteen years of age shall be employed:

a. More than eight hours a day;

b. More than six days a week;

c. More than forty hours a week; or

d. After seven o'clock in the evening or before seven o'clock in the morning, except (i) between the twenty-first day of June and Labor day of the same calendar year, when no such minor shall be employed after nine o'clock in the evening or before seven o'clock in the morning; or (ii) where such minor is employed as a junior counselor or counselor-in-training at a camp for children during the months of June, July and August.

3. Notwithstanding the provisions of subdivision one of this section, a minor fourteen or fifteen years of age, who is enrolled when school is in session in a supervised work study program approved by the commissioner of education, when such program is in session, may not be employed:

a. More than three hours on any school day;

b. More than eight hours on any day when school is not in session;

c. More than twenty-three hours a week;

d. More than six days a week; or

e. After seven o'clock in the evening or before seven o'clock in the morning.

4. This section shall not apply to a newspaper carrier as defined in section thirty-two hundred twenty-eight of the education law whose hours of work are governed by such section, a farm laborer, a child performer whose employment is governed by section 35.01 of the arts and cultural affairs law and article four-A of this chapter, a child model whose employment is governed by section 35.05 of the arts and cultural affairs law, a bridge caddie at a bridge tournament or a baby sitter as defined in section one hundred thirty-one of this chapter.


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