Question :
What is the youngest age to begin employment in Iowa?
Answer :
Generally, age 14; however, children may work in the street trades (like newspaper delivery, candy sales) at age 10, and in migratory labor at 12. A judge can order the Labor Commissioner to issue a work permit to a person under the age of 14.

Visit the Child Labor and Work Permits page for more information.

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