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According to the U. S. Department of Labor, when an employee is 13 or younger they can perform the following jobs:
However, parents are prohibited from employing their children in manufacturing, mining, or any other occupation declared hazardous (listed below) by the Secretary of Labor.
Employees who are 14 or 15 can work in an:
But these employees may not work in:
If employees are 16 or 17, they may work in any job or occupation that has not been declared hazardous by the Secretary of Labor.
The following occupations are hazardous, and may not be performed by employees under 18 years of age: