California is home to a large number of manufacturing jobs, as well as Silicon Valley. The state’s desirable climate and sandy beaches make tourism a major industry as well. It also has strict child labor laws, designed to prevent minors from being exploited in the workplace.

As a general rule, minors are not allowed to work before 7:00 a. m or after 7:00 p. m on school days, except during summer vacation when they may work until 9:00 p. m. If a minor wants to start working outside these hours, they must obtain a work permit (sometimes called a “Permit to Employ and Work”). A worker with this document is considered legal to work in most industries, but there are still restrictions on the kinds of jobs and hours that can be performed.

A work permit must be obtained from a school, and it must be signed by both the minor’s parent or guardian and the employer. Once the required signatures are obtained, the permit can be issued by a school official.

In addition to the minimum wage, some industries require a special wage for lower age workers. For example, the entertainment industry has its own special regulations governing minors who work as actors and other types of performers. If you want to find a job in this sector, it is a good idea to research the child labor laws in your specific area before applying. It is also a good idea to have an excellent resume that demonstrates your qualifications. If you need help creating a resume, Monster has an extensive library of resume tips and templates that you can use as guides.