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