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Employment of Young Persons – Key Considerations
Where a young person aged 16 or 17 is employed, he/she may only be required to work a maximum of 8 hours per day, subject to a maximum of 40 hours per week.
He/she must not be required to work before 6 am or after 10 pm. If the young person has no school the next morning he / she can work until 11pm. However following this he / she cannot until after 7am the following morning.
Minimum rest of at least 30 minutes must be provided in respect of each period of 4.5 hours consecutive work completed in the working day. Young persons are entitled to a minimum daily rest period of 12 hours from the beginning of one working day to the commencement of the next, and a minimum of two days of consecutive rest in each 7 day period.
Before hiring any child it is required that parental consent is provided in writing from either a parent or guardian of the child.