Common Questions - Employment of Children

Left AlignWhat are the rules relating to the employment of children?

The rules for employment of children (under 16 years of age) are (subject to local authority bye-laws).
• No child shall be employed under 13 years of age
• The child should not work before the close of school hours
• Not before 7 o'clock in the morning (any day)
• Not after 7 o'clock in the evening (any day)
• Not for more than 2 hours on any school day
• Not for more than 2 hours on any Sunday

They should not be required to lift, carry or move anything so heavy it is likely to cause injury.