Youth and Employment

The US Department of Labor estimates 44% of teenagers, 16-17 years old, work at some time during the year. Hiring minors (under 18 years of age) has unique requirements for employers.

From the Dept. of Workforce Development, Equal Rights Division:

YouthRules! For teens, parents, educators, and employers. A US Dept. of Labor's initiative to promote positive and safe work experiences for young workers. It includes these posters, fact sheets, and employment compliance guides regarding federal child labor laws.

Youth Safety. Provided by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), with guidance to keep youth healthy and safe while on the job. Two guides are:

Youth and Labor. US Dept. of Labor. Federal laws, hours of work, statistics on child labor, and topics related to employment of minors.

Young Workers and Safety and Health. National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).