Can i 14 years old Boy Work?

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Can i 14 years old Boy Work?

Post by Lucas324 » Sun, 20 Jul 2008 11:12 pm

HAHA i'm just started. 8-)

Just asking you guys exprienced seniors or People... is it ok for a 14 years old boy work? in Singapore?
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And can anyone give some links to a simple job for a 14 year old boy?

Nice too meet you guys :D

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 21 Jul 2008 9:18 am

Hi Lucas, welcome to the forum.

In answer to your query, the following is taken from the Employment Act:
PART VIII
EMPLOYMENT OF CHILDREN AND YOUNG PERSONS

Interpretation of this Part
67A. In this Part —

"child" means a person who has not completed his 15th year of age;

"young person" means a person who has completed his 15th year of age but who has not completed his 16th year of age.

Restriction on employment of children.
68. —(1) No person shall employ a child in an industrial or a non-industrial undertaking except as provided for in subsections (2) and (3).
36/95.

(2) A child may be employed in an industrial undertaking in which only members of the same family are employed.
36/95.

(3) A child who is 13 years of age or above may be employed in light work suited to his capacity in a non-industrial undertaking.
36/95.

(4) For the purposes of subsection (3), the certificate of a medical officer shall be conclusive upon the question of whether any work is suited to the capacity of any particular child.
36/95.

Restriction on employment of young persons.
69. No young person shall be employed in any industrial undertaking which the Minister by notification in the Gazette declares to be an industrial undertaking in which no young person shall be employed.
So the simple answer is yes you can work at 14 but not in an Industrial setting, You could probably bus tables in a restaurant, distribute flyers, work in a snack bar/hawker centre/fast food restaurant. But you could not work in a shipyard or in a factory.

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Post by MikeDirnt » Mon, 28 Jul 2008 9:00 pm

at your age, its ok to work during holidays to earn extra income. but the main priority at your age is education. do not neglect it just for the sake of money

when you start working, better learn to save as well. i started working at the age of 12 during school holdidays and regretted of not saving at that age!
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Post by SteveG » Tue, 29 Jul 2008 6:34 pm

Working at a restaurant on the weekends at the age of 14 should be ok.
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