Fort Myers, FL asked in Employment Law and Juvenile Law for Florida

Q: Can my 13 year old work a summer part time at my job if I give him permission?

It would be 1-2 days a week, 3-4 hours each day, doing sweeping, mopping, and light janitorial work at my job. I would be willing to sign a permission form authorizing him to work. Does he HAVE to be 14?

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2 Lawyer Answers

Terrence H Thorgaard

  • Freeeport, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: No, a 13-year old cannot be employed in Florida in the circumstances you describe and yes, he might be able to work at age 14.


Alberto Naranjo Jr. agrees with this answer

Alberto Naranjo Jr.

  • Miami Lakes, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Do you own the company?

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