Employing Young Adults

 

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 Maryland Dept. of Labor, Liscencing and Regulation:

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).

  • The following resources are specifically for employers are thinking about partnering or have partnered with AAWDC to provide internships or serve as a worksite partner.