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  • Wisconsin DEPARTMENT OF WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT EQUAL RIGHTS DIVISION Labor Law Poster

    HOURS AND TIMES OF DAY MINORS MAY WORK IN WISCONSIN
    State and federal laws permit minors to work up to seven days per week in agriculture and newspaper delivery. In most other types of labor, minors may only work six days a week.

    Maximum Hours of Work DAILY HOURS

    After Labor Day through May 31st

    June 1 through Labor Day

    Federal

    State

    Days in non-school week

    Non-school days in school week

    School days except last school day of week

    Last school day of week

    WEEKLY HOURS

    Non-school week

    Full school week

    Partial school week

    PERMITTED TIME OF DAY

    Days in non-school week

    Non-school days in school week

    Non-school day that precedes school day

    School day except last school day of week

    Last school day of week

    8 hours

    Unlimited

    7 am - 7 pm

    Employers subject to both federal and state laws must comply with the most stringent section of the two laws.
    State child labor laws prohibit work during time minors are required to be in school except for students participating in work experience and career exploration programs operated by the school.
    Minors are limited to the maximum hours and time of day restrictions even though they may work for more than one employer during the same day or week.
    * Ages 16 & 17 must be paid time and one-half for work in excess of 10 hours per day or 40 hours per week, whichever is greater. Minors 14-17 working in agriculture, must be paid time and one-half for work over 50 hours per week during peak periods.
    * Following the end of work, 8 hours of rest is required before the start of work the next day. Work must be directly supervised by an between the hours of 12:30am-5am.
    * Minors age 16 & 17 who are Emancipated, Living Independently, Head of Household, Enrolled in a GED Program at a Vocational or Technical College, may work 40 hours per week when public schools are in session and up to 50 hours per week during non-school weeks. The daily hours and time of day restrictions do no apply.
    * Minors age 16 & 17 who are enrolled in Home School may only work 26 hours per week when public schools are in session and 32 hours if less than 5 days of school and up to 50 hours per week during non-school weeks. The daily hours and time of day restrictions do not apply.
    The Department of Workforce Development is an equal opportunity service provider. If you need assistance to access services or need material in an alternate format, please contact us.
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