Employment of persons under 15 years of age

The law allows persons under the age of 15 to perform light work, which, due to its nature and extent, does not endanger their health, safety, further development or school attendance.

This includes performing or co-performing in:

  • cultural performances and artistic performances,
  • sporting events,
  • advertising activities.

Section 11(4) and (5) of the Labour Code.

Performance of light work by persons under the age of 15 may be permitted at the request of the employer by the relevant labour inspectorate after consulting the relevant public health authority.

The permit shall specify the number of hours and the conditions under which light work may be carried out. The relevant labour inspectorate shall withdraw the permit if the conditions imposed by the permit are not complied with.

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