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Caution: As a working teen, you are not allowed to do some jobs. Contact Wage & Hour (Click the Stop Sign) to find out what jobs you can do. - Public Domain - wikimediaDid you know there are age and job restrictions for persons under age 18 working in construction?

  • Working teens aged 16-17 years may work in the construction industry, or on construction sites, in limited capacities. Use these interactive Labor Law electronic tools to find out if the job you have been hired to do is prohibited.

    Learn more by going to the US Department of Labor's YouthRules! website.

  • Teen Carpenter

    Employers keep their work sites safe. Get a thumbnail sketch of what your employer does to keep you safe.

  • Landscaping provides a finishing touch to many residential building projects. Learn how to keep yourself safe while digging. Learn to plant your feet on safe ground!

Not interested in a job in residential construction? There are many other summer jobs a teen can do! Learn more.

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