UPDATE: Revised Teen Work Hour Restrictions, released by the Indiana Department of Labor

Posted by on 10/29/2020 to Indiana

The revised restrictions which was released last September 28, 2020 will affect employers of minors aged 14-18 years old. It specifically points out the maximum number of hours that minors may be permitted to work each day of the week.

Minors aged 14 and 15 are only allowed to work on a 3-hours shift during school days and a maximum of 8-hours during a non-school day. That means 18 hours per school week and 40 hours per non-school weeks.

They have specified that minors of these age may not work before 7:00 a.m. or after 7:00 p.m. but may work until 9:00 p.m. from June 1 through Labor Day, except on a night followed by a school day. They may also only work outside of school hours, (not during normal school hours).

Meanwhile, employers of minors aged 16 and 17 will only be permitted to a maximum of 9 hours per day, 40 hours per school week and 48 hours per non-school week. They also strictly stated that 16-17 years old employees must have no more than 6 consecutive workdays and no working times between 12:00 a.m. & 6:00 a.m. They will only be allowed to work until 10:00 p.m. on nights followed by a school day. And for as long as they have a written parental permission, minors may work until 11:00 p.m. on nights followed by a school day.

They have no restricted end time on nights not followed by a school day and may not work in an establishment open to the public between 10:00 p.m. & 6:00 a.m. unless another employee at least 18 years of age also works during the same hours as the minor.

The Indiana Department of Labor implemented the abovementioned Revised Teen Work Hour Restrictions alongside their reinforcement of the requirement for employers to have on-file work permits for minor employees as required according to Indiana law.

If the minor has been legally emancipated, has graduated from high school (or its equivalency), attends homeschool, is a non-resident of Indiana, is enrolled in a Career and Technical Education program, or if the minor will be working for a business that is solely-owned by a parent, they are not required to obtain a work permit.

For easy access, a copy of the Revised Teen Work Hour Restrictions required notices are included in Indiana and Federal Labor Law Poster, along with other recent updates based on new rulings for the state of Indiana, and can be purchased by simply going to https://www.compliancepostersofamerica.com.