Can Children Help Out In Business?

I was thinking off starting up a mobile business in a catering van and was wondering if my daughter who is nine years old is allowed to help out?

For example cleaning....little food prep etc....under the supervision of myself...

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Jan 11, 2010
Children and Business
by: Anonymous

Hello There!

The short answear to your question is not really.Children have to be over a legal age(16) to be employed, and should not really be in any commerical setting.

I know that you just want your daughter to help out with a bit of cleaning and tidying up.This might be okay when your business is closed for the day,(and your at home cleaning your van/trailer but certainly not when you have all the equipment working or when you are open for business.

Full details here: Parents Rights

Best of luck


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