I am 18

Once you turn 18, most youth work rules do not apply.

What hours can I work?

There are no limits to the number of hours 18-year-olds can work.

What Jobs can I do?

Once you turn 18, you can perform any job.

How much should I be paid?

Although some exceptions may apply, in most circumstances you must be paid the federal minimum wage, $7.25 per hour. Your eligibility for the federal minimum wage depends on what you do and where you work.

If you are younger than 20 and eligible for the minimum wage, your employer may pay you as little as $4.25 per hour for the first 90 consecutive calendar days of your employment. This is not limited to your first employer. Each time you change jobs, your new employer can pay you this youth minimum wage.

States also have rules, and employers must follow both.

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