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School’s out, hire carefully

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There’s a lot to know before you hire a teen for a summer job. Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, the jobs and the hours teens can work vary, depending on how old they are. Between June 1 and Labor Day, 14- and 15-year-olds can work up to eight hours a day and 40 hours a week, but not past 9 p.m. Work hours for teens ages 16-18 aren’t restricted. Regardless of age, minors can’t work in hazardous jobs. Surf’s up: Consult the Department of Labor’s website, www.youthrules.gov/ for the rules for employing teens.

$20 MILLION IN INCENTIVES: The Employment and Training Administration has announced that up to $20 million in grants will be available for a pilot project, Summer Jobs and Beyond: Career Pathways for Youth. Ten to 11 grants, of approximately $2 million each, will be available to Local Workforce Development Boards. Grants will require a partnership among the boards, local summer youth employment programs, employers, local educational agencies and re-engagement centers. Contact your state labor department or school district administrator for more information. (81 F.R. 8251, 2-18-16)

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