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Employing minors without crossing the legal line

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in Employment Law,Human Resources

Every summer, enterprising teens turn up in droves seeking employment at businesses all across the country.  As much as teens might want to be treated like adults, employers would be remiss to do so.  Reason: Treating teen employees in the same manner as you treat adult employees could result in a violation of federal law.  Below you'll find everything you and your managers need to know to make a teen's summer job a rewarding — and legal! — experience. 

New child labor final regs

On May 20, 2010, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published final regulations in the Federal Register updating Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) protections for young employees in non-agricultural work.  (The FLSA is the main source for federal child labor laws.)  The final regulations become effective beginning July 19, 2010.

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