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MANY TEENAGERS OUT OF SCHOOL FOR THE SUMMER HAVE SEASONAL JOBS AND KIDS, PARENTS AND EMPLOYERS SHOULD TAKE NOTE OF TENNESSEE CHILD LABOR LAWS. STUDENTS CAN START WORKING FOR EMPLOYERS IN TENNESSEE ON A LIMITED BASIS AT AGE 14. WHEN SCHOOL IS NOT IN SESSION, 14 AND 15 YEAR-OLDS CAN WORK 8 HOURS PER DAY, 40 HOURS PER WEEK, BUT THEY CANNOT WORK AFTER 9 P-M. 14 AND 15 YEAR-OLDS ARE NOT PERMITTED TO WORK WITHOUT SUPERVISION, TO COOK OR OPERATE MACHINERY OTHER THAN OFFICE EQUIPMENT. TEENS AGE 16 AND 17 CAN WORK UNTIL MIDNIGHT WHEN SCHOOL IS NOT IN SESSION BUT MUST HAVE WRITTEN CONSENT FROM A PARENT TO STAY ON THE JOB UNTIL THAT HOUR. STATE LAW PROHIBITS MINORS FROM WORKING SEVERAL TYPES OF JOBS INCLUDING: TAKING ORDERS FOR OR SERVING INTOXICATING BEVERAGES, PARTICIPATING IN DOOR TO DOOR SALES, WORKING WITH ANY TYPE OF EXPLOSIVES OR OPERATING HEAVY EQUIPMENT. STATE LAW MANDATES EMPLOYERS KEEP ONE FORM OF PROOF OF THE MINOR'S AGE IN THE EMPLOYEE'S FILE AND IF A MINOR IS HURT ON THE JOB, EMPLOYERS MAY BE SUBJECT TO AN ON-SITE CHILD LABOR INSPECTION. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON CHILD LABOR LAWS IN TENNESSEE, VISIT THE WEBSITE TN.GOV/WORKFORCE.