WHO: U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division
WHAT: Child labor webinars
May 9, 2023: For employers, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. EDT
May 11, 2023: For workers, parents, and educators, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. EDT
WHERE: Attendance is free, but registration is required.
Register for May 9th employer session.
Register for May 11th worker/parent/educator session.
Background: The Fair Labor Standards Act establishes both hours and occupational standards for minor employees, and includes provisions forbidding children under age 18 from being employed in any occupation deemed hazardous by the Secretary of Labor. Employers must comply with these rules unless a specific exemption applies.
The division offers numerous resources to ensure employers have the tools they need to understand their responsibilities and to comply with the FLSA child labor provisions, including the Young Worker Toolkit: https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/youthrules/young-worker-toolkit. Contact the Wage and Hour Division toll-free at 866-4US-WAGE (487-9243) for more information.
Quote: “Education is the most effective way to prevent compliance issues. These child labor webinars are designed to help employers understand their legal responsibilities when they hire young workers and inform young workers, their parents and others about how young workers can benefit from their employment experience without sacrificing their safety or their schooling,” explained Wage and Hour Regional Administrator Mark Watson in Philadelphia.