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