Indiana Teen Hour Restrictions Law update (May 2020)
- Break requirements have been eliminated.
- Hour restrictions for minors, ages 16 and 17, have been simplified and are the same now.
- Indiana law for minors, ages 14 and 15, reverts to the law prior to July 1, 2018, and mirrors Federal law. However, Indiana law has added the restriction of not allowing 14 or 15-year-old minors to work after 7:00 p.m. on any night that is followed by a school day, even if it’s between June 1st and Labor Day, when minors may work until 9:00 p.m.
- A minor who is at least 16 years of age and less than 18 years of age may not work for more than nine hours in any one day, 40 hours in a school week, 48 hours in a non-school week, and six days in any one week.
- Restrictions prohibiting 16 and 17-year-olds to work during school hours of 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. without school permission has been removed. Restriction, however, continues to apply to 14 and 15-year-old minors, as this is federal law.
- Written Parental Permission is only required for minors (16 and 17) working until 11:00 p.m. on a night followed by a school day. All other Parental Permissions have been eliminated.
- Minors 16 and 17 years old may not work in an establishment open to the public after 10:00 p.m. or before 6:00 a.m. unless another employee at least 18 years of age also works during the same hours as the minor.
- (Not listed) The Parental Permission form has been simplified.
- Effective April 1, 2020
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Indiana Historical Labor Law Updates:
Safety & Health (IOSHA) – July 2019
Teen Work Hours – Mar 2019
Teen Work Hours – Aug 2015
Equal Employment Opportunity – Jul 2014
Minimum Wage – Jul 2014
Teen Work Hours – Jul 2014
Workers Compensation – Jul 2014
Equal Opportunity – Jul 2014
Unemployment Insurance – Jul 2014
IOSHA (Safety & Health) – Jul 2014