Off the wall question (perhaps) that I just can't find answers for (probably a bad google night). The question(s) regard child employment and the parents rights. I've got a "all too full of himself" 17 year old that has been working since last summer. At one point I caught him lying about his schedule so that he could stay out later at night. I went to the fast food place and asked for his schedule and was told "we can't give it to you". To make it worse, they told me that in front of the kid. The fact that I went down there was enough to set the boy on the correct path for awhile. Until tonight. I would think that as the parent, I have a right to the minors schedule. Also, if I feel that the job is interfering with school and behaviors, shouldn't I, as the parent, be able to terminate that employment? Sounds kinda crappy to even consider that I know but I need to know the answers here. I feel certain that providing the kid with the "official written word" is much better to do than to make what could be empty threats. I would have thought that I could find these answers by searching for youth employment law but no go. Searched for parents rights regarding youth employment law and no go. Perhaps I'm just not using the correct search terms. So many rights have already been taken away from parents, I hate to think that a minor can do whatever he wants and parents have no say so. Yes, working is good and I like him being happy and earning his own money. But in my home I view him having a job as a privilege. Sometimes, privilege needs to be taken away (or at least threatened to be taken away). Not really a problem child type of question but I figured someone on here may have experience with this. Appreciate any answers.