Summer Employment

Temporary Hiring: Minors are hired at TCU in the summer for temporary positions in areas such as camps and the physical plant.

FLSA Status: Temporary summer employees are eligible for overtime pay.

Overtime Pay: At least 1½ times an employee’s regular rate of pay for all hours worked over 40 in a workweek.

Child Labor: An employee must be at least 16 years old to work in most non-farm jobs and at least 18 to work in non-farm jobs declared hazardous by the Secretary of Labor. Youths 14 and 15 years old may work outside school hours in various non-manufacturing, non-mining, non-hazardous jobs under the following conditions:

No more than –

3 hours on a school day or 18 hours in a school week;

8 hours on a non-school day or 40 hours in a non-school week.

Also, work may not begin before 7 a.m. or end after 7 p.m., except from June 1 through Labor Day, when evening hours are extended to 9 p.m. Different rules apply in agricultural employment.