what is the latest an 18 year old can work?
Family Law Attorney
The federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour with overtime for all hours worked over 40. An 18 year old is considered an adult and can work any hours.
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Employment / Labor Attorney
Texas follows the federal minimum wage at $7.25. An 18 year old can work unlimited hours although if your job falls within the provisions on the FLSA (you can read more about FLSA provisions at http://kielichlawfirm.com/employment-law/wage-overtime-claims/) then you must be paid one and a half times your regular rate of pay for each hour above forty hours in each work week.
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Contracts / Agreements Lawyer
The age of majority is 18, which makes you an adult. Therefore, as an adult, you can work any scheduled hours/days. However, as correctly stated by the other attorneys, if you work over 40 hours in a week, then you are entitled to receive your hourly pay at time and a 1/2 for any overtime (hours you work beyond the 40). For example, if you make $8.00 per hour and work 50 hours a week, then you should receive $12.00 per hour for those 10 hours that you worked over the 40. If you need any additional explanation(s), you can go to the Texas Workforce Commission site.
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