Age Requirements for Hiring

University policy requires that applicants be at least 16 years old. This applies to any person to be employed by the university in any capacity, in any type of position and involves all earning-type categories, including regular, temporary and on call. For some occupations deemed to be hazardous, federal law requires that applicants be 18 years old. The U.S. Department of Labor Age Requirements further explains these regulations and types of activities that are prohibited.

Federal law also prohibits on-the-job driving by employees less than 18 years of age with one exception. Under certain restrictions employees who are 17 years of age may do occasional or incidental driving. Driving means using either a personal vehicle or a University vehicle for job related reasons. The U.S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division explains these conditions in detail under which 17 year old are permitted to drive.

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