NO WORK PERMIT REQUIRED.
There are federal and state laws regarding the jobs you are allowed to do at 14.
Employers must follow federal, state and local labor laws. In Broward County, Florida, employers are governed by state statutes and federal labor laws, which provide clear guidelines regarding their rights and the right of their employees. Teen employment laws fall under child labor laws. The law recognizes that children have different priorities than adults, particularly their education.
Title XXXI, Chapter 450.021 of the 2010 Florida Statutes discusses the documentation involved with teenage employment. A work permit or parental consent is not necessary, but proof of age is required. An employee must provide her birth certificate, driver's license, passport or something from the school board that proves her age. Her employer must keep a photocopy of her proof of age on file. An employer must also display, in plain view, a copy of the Florida child labor laws.
Hours and Breaks
Title XXXI, Chapter 450.081 of the statutes provides information on hours and work breaks for teens. On school nights, a minor who is 15 years of age or younger cannot work before 7 a.m. or after 7 p.m.; she also cannot work more than a three-hour shift or 15 hours in a given week unless she is in a career education program
Minors under age 14 may not work in the state of Florida. Children age 14 to 17 may work, but there are restrictions on the hours worked and the type of job that can be held. Exemptions to the age restriction exist for newspaper delivery persons, who can be 10 years old, minors who work for one or both of their parents, pages in the Florida Legislature and those in the entertainment field.
During the summer break, children between 14 and 15 may work 40 hours per week between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m.
Minors are forbidden from working in some types of employment. The positions that all minors cannot perform according to Florida law, include jobs that use radioactive material, explosives, toxic materials, corrosive materials and pesticides. Jobs that involve logging, tractors, forklifts, earth-moving vehicles, moving machinery, firefighting, mining, slaughtering or meat processing, wrecking or demolitions, slicing machines, band saws, circular saws and scaffolding on heights greater than six feet are not permissible for minors of any age.
There are more limits on jobs for minors between 14 and 15, which includes operating power machinery such as cutters and power mowers, repairing or maintenance of equipment, working in freezers, operating a meat slicer that is power driven, driving a motor vehicle, manufacturing positions, warehousing, unloading and loading trucks, working with dangerous animals, door-to-door sales and spray painting.
The jobs 14- and 15-year-old workers may legally perform are limited to:
Office and clerical work; Work of an intellectual or artistically creative nature; Bagging and carrying out customer's orders; Cashiering, selling, modeling, art work, advertising, window trimming, or comparative shopping; Pricing and tagging goods, assembling orders, packing, or shelving; Clean-up work and grounds maintenance—the young worker may use vacuums and floor waxers, but he or she may not use power-driven mowers, cutters, and trimmers; Work as a lifeguard at a traditional swimming pool or water amusement park if at least 15 years of age and properly certified; Kitchen and other work in preparing and serving food and drinks, but only limited cooking duties and no baking (see below); Cleaning fruits and vegetables; Cooking with gas or electric grills that do not involve cooking over an open flame and with deep fat fryers that are equipped with and utilize devices that automatically lower and raise the baskets in and out of the hot grease or oil; Clean cooking equipment, including the filtering, transporting and dispensing of oil and grease, but only when the surfaces of the equipment and liquids do not exceed 100° F; Pumping gas, cleaning and hand washing and polishing of cars and trucks (but the young worker may not repair cars, use garage lifting rack, or work in pits); Wrapping, weighing, pricing, stocking any goods as long as he or she doesn't work where meat is being prepared and doesn't work in freezers or meat coolers; Delivery work by foot, bicycle, or public transportation; Riding in the passenger compartment of a motor vehicle except when a significant reason for the minor being a passenger in the vehicle is for the purpose of performing work in connection with the transporting—or assisting in the transporting of—other persons or property; Loading and unloading onto and from motor vehicles, the hand tools and personal protective equipment that the youth will use on the job site.
Answered By: Andy L. - 2/24/2012