Employment of young people during school vacations

Service Description

With a vacation job, you can gain your first impressions of the working world as a student from the age of 15 and establish contacts with potential employers.

Vacation jobs in the non-commercial sector, for example in the home, for churches or clubs, and on farms, are possible as early as age 13.

Special legal regulations apply to protect children and young people from excessive demands, overstraining and their dangers in the workplace.

  • With regard to the duration of work, a vacation job is limited to a maximum of 50 working days per year or 2 months at a time with a 5-day week.
  • The Youth Employment Protection Act applies, for young people who are required to attend school full-time in conjunction with the Child Labor Protection Ordinance.
  • Those who are at least 18 years old are not subject to any special restrictions with regard to the type of activity and working hours. The Working Hours Act applies.

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Thüringen (Linie6PLus)

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