Working Hours for Minors
A minor may work between the hours of 5:00 am and 10:00 pm on nights preceding school days or 5:00 am and 12:30 am on nights preceding non-school days. Exception: With 48-hour advance written approval from the DLSE minors age 8-18 may continue a performance starting before 10:00 pm up to 12:00 am preceding a school day. The turnaround rule must be observed.
|Age||Max Work Time||Education||Rest & Recreation||Meal Period||Total Time At Location|
|15 Days to 5+ months||20 min||(Max 100 ft. candle light, 30 sec. exposure)||N/A||2 hours|
|6 mo to 1 + yrs||2 hours||0||2 hours||1/2 hour||4 1/2 hours|
|2 yrs to 5+ yrs||3 hours||(3 hours Education and R & R)||1/2 hour||6 1/2 hours|
|6 yrs to 8+ yrs||4 hours||3 hours||1 hour||1/2 hour||8 1/2 hours|
|Non-school days||6 hours||0||1 hour||1/2 hour||8 1/2 hours|
|9 yrs to 15+ yrs||5 hours||3 hours||1 hour||1/2 hour||9 1/2 hours|
|Non-school days||7 hours||0||1 hour||1/2 hour||9 1/2 hours|
|16 yrs to 17+ yrs||6 hours||3 hours||1 hour||1/2 hour||10 1/2hours|
|Non-school days||8 hours||0||1 hour||1/2 hour||10 1/2hours|
California employment labor law states minors must have an Entertainment Work Permit and employers a Permit to Employ Minors form issued by the DLSE. Blanket permits may be issued for large groups of minors working for a limited period of time. Permits to employ may be denied, revoked, or suspended for any violation of the California employment labor law, including discrimination against a studio teacher for performing authorized duties.