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Permitted Occupations for 14 & 15 Year-Olds
  • Agriculture
  • Street trades (newspaper delivery, shoe shining, baby-sitting, etc.)
  • Hospitals (no food service or laundry)
  • Convalescent homes (no food service or laundry)
  • Hotels and motels (no food service or laundry)
  • Banks
  • Insurance companies
  • Professional offices (lawyers, CPAs, etc.)
  • Municipalities (library attendants, recreation departments, etc.)
  • Golf caddies
  • Acting
  • Household chores for private homeowners (yard work, etc.)
  • Licensed summer camps
  • Mercantile/solicitation (see below)*

*15-year old may be employed or permitted to work in any mercantile establishment as a bagger, cashier, or stock clerk (see P.A. 08-108)

14 & 15 year-old minors may not be employed:

The times and hours of this employment generally are limited to periods of school vacation, during which school is NOT in session for five consecutive days or more, and with the following conditions: 

  • not more than 40 hours in any week;

  • not more than eight hours in any day; and

  • may work between the hours of 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., except from July 1 to the first
    Monday in September, when the 15-year-old minor may work until 9 p.m.  

A minor employed in a retail food store may work on any Saturday during the year.

Checklist for the Employment of Minors in the State of Connecticut | return to FAQs For Minors

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