As students across Tennessee look for summer jobs, state Department of Labor and Workforce Development officials have been reminding employers about child labor laws that ensure teens are safe.
State officials said students as young as 14 can work on a limited basis in Tennessee. When school is out, teens ages 14 and 15 can work as much as eight hours a day, 40 hours per week, but they aren't allowed to work after 9 p.m.
Labor and Workforce Development officials said teens who are 16 and 17 can work up until midnight when school is out of session, but they must have written permission from a parent to work that late.
Minors have also been barred from serving alcoholic beverages, selling items door-to-door and working jobs declared as hazardous.