Ohio Hours of Work: What you need to know

Ohio has a variety of legal limitations on the hours different types of workers may work.
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There are legal restrictions on the number of hours and kind of work that minors may perform.
A day's work in a mechanical, manufacturing, or mining business consists of 8 hours, unless a contract expressly provides otherwise (OH Rev. Stat. Sec. 4113.01).
A conductor, engineer, firefighter, brakeperson, telegraph operator, or a conductor or motorperson on a street railway working for a company operating a railroad over 30 miles long or an interurban railroad or street railway over 4 miles long may work more than 15 consecutive hours without 8 hours' rest, except during accidents. These employees must also have at least 8 consecutive hours of rest in each 24-hour period. A railroad company that knowingly violates this law may be subject to a fine of between $500 and $1,000 for the first offense and a fine of between $1,000 and $1,500 for any subsequent offense (OH Rev. Stat. Sec. 4973.11).

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