Teens gearing up for summer employment


Wage and Hour Bulletin

May 2021

Image of a teen working

Youth starting summer employment

Summer break is nearly here for Minnesota teens and many teens may be looking for employment. Before hiring young workers, employers should review the state's child labor laws. Employers should be aware of working hours and hazardous work restrictions that vary based on the employee's age.

Child labor video

DLI has created a video to help teen workers, parents, employers and educators learn about child labor laws. View it here

Other child labor resources from DLI

Federal youth labor laws

In addition to Minnesota's child labor laws, the U.S. Department of Labor also oversees and enforces child labor laws. Employers must follow both state and federal child labor laws.

Learn more about federal child labor laws.


Labor Standards serves the citizens of Minnesota by providing
information about the state's wage, hour and employment laws.

Phone:  651-284-5075 or 800-342-5354
Email:  dli.laborstandards@state.mn.us
Website:  www.dli.mn.gov/laborlaw