Night work for workers underaged (under 18)

The French law allows night work for workers underaged ( under 18) only in some occupational fields.

Night work : definition 
Night work is allowed in some occupational fields

Night work : definition

For young people (aged 16-18) any work between 22 PM and 6 AM is night work,

For young people under 16, any work between 20 PM and 6 AM is night work.

Night work is forbidden for young people  under 16 between 20 PM and 6 AM and for young aged 16 to 18 it is forbidden between 22 PM and 6 AM, however a derogation shoud be request to the labor inspector.

 

Night work is allowed in some occupational fields

According to the French labor code, (article R. 3163-1), night work for workers underaged (under 18) is tolerated in the following occupational sectors :

  • hotel  : night work is allowed from 22 to 23 PM
  • catering sector ;
  • bakery ;
  • entertainment sector : for child under 16, night work is allowed not later than midnight
  • horse racing sector : night work is allowed till midnight

The French law does not allow any exemptions to night work between midnight and 4 AM for young 16 to 18 .

According to the French labor Code, medical examination takes place every 6 months for an employee  who has a night work.


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