The U.S. Labor Department unveiled new limits on the type of responsibilities you can give teen employees in certain industries. The key changes, which take effect Feb. 14: new limits on allowable on-the-job cooking by 14- and 15-year-olds, plus new rules that explain when 16- and 17-year-olds can perform job-related driving or work on roofs or with paper balers and compactors. Find the new regulations at www.dol.gov/esa/regs/fedreg/final/ 2004027182.htm. For a primer on allowable jobs and hours for teens, www.youthrules.dol.gov/employers.
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