Employment of young people during school vacations

Service Description

With a vacation job, you can gain your first impressions of the world of work as a school pupil from the age of 15 and make contact with potential employers.

Vacation jobs in the non-commercial sector, for example in the household, for churches or clubs as well as on farms, are possible from the age of 13.

Special legal regulations apply to protect children and young people from excessive demands, overwork and the associated 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 Employment Protection Ordinance.
  • Anyone who is at least 18 years old is not subject to any special restrictions with regard to the type of work and working hours. The Working Hours Act applies.

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Thüringen (Linie6PLus)

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