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Minimum Age to Work in Texas

Minimum Age to Work in Texas


Federal child labor laws state that the minimum age to work is 14 (with some exceptions).

However, child labor laws in each state may also indicate the minimum age to work and which permits are needed. When there is a conflict between federal and state laws, the more restrictive law will apply.

Here is an overview of the requirements for children to work in each state. For specific laws and rules, visit the state labor website.

State: Texas

Child employment certificate needed to work: Not required.

Age certificate needed to work: Children under age 18 will be provided with an age certificate by request, however, it is not required under Texas state law.

Where to obtain age certificate: Provided by labor department.

State Labor Website: Texas State Labor Website

Requirements for other states: Minimum age to work by state.

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