If you are 14 or 15 years old, there are many limits to the kinds of jobs that you can do in non-agricultural work, particularly in occupations that the Secretary of Labor has declared hazardous. However, once you turn 18 years old, these restrictions no longer apply. In addition, as a 14 or 15 year old, you are limited in what hours you can work.

States also have rules, and employers must comply with both. Check your state’s work laws: www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/state