HR Management & Compliance

Many Teens Working Unsafe Jobs And Hours

A national phone survey
of 866 adolescents reveals that many teenagers are performing hazardous jobs and
working long hours during the school week. The survey, published in a recent
issue of the medical journal Pediatrics, was conducted in 2003 by the
University of North Carolina Injury Prevention Research Center.


Fifty-two percent of
males and 43 percent of females surveyed reported using dangerous equipment in
their jobs, such as slicers, dough mixers, box crushers, and paper balers, as
well as serving or selling alcohol in places where it is consumed. Federal
regulations prohibit most teens from performing these tasks. What’s more, 37
percent of teens under age 16 said they sometimes worked after 7 p.m. on school
nights— despite federal rules prohibiting youth under age 16 from working
before 7:00 a.m. and after 7:00 p.m. when school is in session.


The HR Management & Compliance Report: How To Comply with California Wage & Hour Law, explains everything you need to know to stay in compliance with the state’s complex and ever-changing rules, laws, and regulations in this area. Coverage on bonuses, meal and rest breaks, overtime, alternative workweeks, final paychecks, and more.

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