WORK HOURS FOR MINORS Minors, under the wage and hour laws, are those individuals who have not yet attained age 18. There is quite a disparity between federal and state laws in this area of law and employers are encouraged to consult legal counsel. Minors under 14 are not permitted to work in Minnesota except
Employing Minors in Minnesota | Minneapolis Child Employment Attorney
Employers should be aware of certain laws and regulations regarding the hiring and employment of minors in Minnesota. If you are a business that employs minors an experienced Minnesota employment attorney can help advise you on your legal rights and options.
Unemployment Insurance Benefits for Minors in Minnesota
Like adults, a minor may be covered by unemployment insurance if the minor satisfies the statutory requirements regarding eligibility. Minn. Stat. § 268.035, subd. 12. However, minors in the following employment areas are not eligible for unemployment compensation:
- agricultural labor performed by a child under 16 for an employer not covered by federal unemployment tax law;
- service performed by a child under 18 in the employ of a parent;
- work performed by a student for an academic or vocational program;
- work performed at a school or university by a student enrolled there;
- work performed for academic credit; and
- newspaper delivery by anyone under 18.
Minn. Stat. § 268.035, subds. 11 (6), 20 (18), (20), (21), (22), (31)