Students will soon be looking for summer jobs, and Colorado has some work restrictions for minors working in the state of Colorado.
Minors are not allowed to work more than 40 hours in a workweek or in excess of eight hours in any 24-hour period.
Minors under the age of 16
The minimum age for employment in Colorado is 14.
Minors under the age of 16 may do office and clerical work, retail food service, and hold jobs in retail stores, gasoline service, parks and recreation, and other occupations.
They may not be on the job more than three hours on a school day (including Friday) nor beyond 18 hours in a school week.
They also cannot work earlier than 7:00am or past 7:00pm during the school year or after 9:00pm in the summer (June 1 to Labor Day).
Minors age 16 and 17
There are no limitations on the times of day when minors age 16 and 17 may work.
At 16, minors can perform the same jobs as 14-year-olds plus operate a motor vehicle if they have the proper license to do so.