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Florida Loosens Child Labor Law Restrictions

Thu March 28, 2024 News

Effective July 1, 2024, restrictions on child labor in Florida will loosen, allowing minors to work more hours and to be required to work more hours by their employers. Changes to the law include the following:

  • Minors 15 years and younger can work longer than 15 hours a week during summer months and when school is not in session.
  • 16 and 17 year olds can work:
    • after 11 pm when there is no school the following day;
    • more than 30 hours per week when school is in session with parental permission;
    • more than 8 hours a day on holidays and Sundays during the school year;
    • more than six day in a row in a given week.
  • Homeschoolers and virtual schoolers are exempted from all regulations of when teenagers can work.

The bill was drafted by several business advocacy groups and opposed by Florida labor groups.