Labor - Youth Employment - Hours Restrictions
Lisa Padgett, Director
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Phoenix: 800 W Washington St, Phoenix AZ 85007 - Phone: (602) 542-4515
Tucson: 2675 East Broadway, Tucson AZ 85716 - Phone: (520) 628-5459
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A.R.S. 23-233 restricts the hours that youths under the age of sixteen (16) can work.
No one under the age of sixteen (16) can work more than three (3) hours on a school day when enrolled in school on a day when school is in session, eight (8) hours on a non-school day for a total of eighteen (18) hours per week.
No one under the age of sixteen (16) can work before 6:00 a.m. or after 9:30 p.m. when there is school the next day. When there is no school the next day they can work until 11:00 p.m.
When school is not in session or when the person is not enrolled in school they can work eight (8) hours per day for a total of forty (40) hours per week. They can not work before 6:00 a.m. or after 11:00 p.m. when school is not in session or when the person is not enrolled in school.
Youths under the age of sixteen (16) can not be employed in solicitation sales or door-to-door solicitation after 7:00 p.m.
Please Note: The Federal Child Labor Laws restrict anyone under 16 years of age from working past 7:00 p.m. during the school year and 9:00 p.m. during the summer months. They also can not work before 7:00 a.m. year round. Contact the Federal Wage and Hour Division for more information.