Educating Youngstars

WORKING HOURS OF MINORS [Labor Code 1391] 

General Information

  • no more than 8 hours in one day of 24 hours
  • no more than 48 hours in one (1) week
  • no earlier than 5 a.m.
  • no later than 10 p.m. on evening preceding school day
  • no later than 12:30 a.m. on evening preceding non-school day
  • one day's rest in seven (Labor Code 551)


Babies Under One Month

Infants 15 Days to 6 Months

Babies 6 Months to 2 Years

2 thru 5 Years Old

6 thru 8 Years Old

9 thru 15 Years Old

16 and 17 Years Old


Extending Working Hours in Certain Circumstances



Last updated by Julie Stevens Dec 4, 2012.

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