If you have a minor child, and they have entered the workplace, they may be working as a model, an actor or as any other young worker. In order to protect them, it is important to ensure that they are employed legally and that they benefit from all of the legal protections in place for minor workers in the state of California.
There are many restrictions in place to prevent children from being exploited in the workplace. This means that children between 5 and 15 years old must be attending full-time schooling if they also engage in work. This schooling requirement can be satisfied through tutoring or alternative schooling.
Children must have a permit to work
In the state of California, all workers who are under the age of 18 must have a permit to work, and they must also have a certificate of age as part of the verification process. The permit will provide information about the maximum number of hours that the child is allowed to work, and it may also specify some additional limitations.
What restrictions are in place for minor workers?
When a child is aged 16 or 17, they are able to perform any job, as long as it is not deemed to be dangerous or hazardous. Additionally, minors under the age of 16 are not allowed to work before 7 a.m. or after 7 p.m. throughout the majority of the year.
If you have a minor child who is employed, it is important to take action if you believe they are being employed in violation of the California state and federal regulations.