There are numerous Wyoming statutory provisions regarding the number and kinds of hours children may be employed. Minors under the age of 16 who are enrolled in any private or public school may not work during school hours. They may not work before 5 a.m. or after 10 p.m. on nights before school days, or after 12 a.m. (midnight) on nights not followed by school days. Except in agricultural work or domestic service, they may not work for more than 8 hours in any 12-hour period. Children between the ages of 14 and 16 who are not enrolled in school may work for one 8-hour period between 5 a.m. and midnight on any day. Further restrictions are discussed in detail.
Last reviewed on March 10, 2016.