Rules are rules. As a teen, you can work and get paid by your parents, neighbors or a friend at any age. But if you want to get paid by a company, certain rules kick in. Most employers have to consider your age before they determine what kind of work you can do and how many hours you can work. Before you think about getting a job, know the applicable State and Federal rules. Then read our Job Search, Interviews & Questions To Ask Before You Look For A Job section for some tips.