NCDOL Youth Employment

NCDOL Youth Employment

Raleigh, NC
North Carolina Department of Labor

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The Concept

Rules Regarding Youth Employment in the State of North Carolina

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Who's it for?

Businesses and employers in the state of North Carolina seeking more information regarding Youth Employment.

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What problem does it solve?

You may have no qualms about hiring younger employees, but you need to be sure you have a good understanding of all the rules and regulations that come with hiring youth employees.

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How does it help?

We will give you the tools and resources needed for an understanding of youth employment rules- from driving to tanning beds, hazardous occupations to work hour limitations.

Program Overview

The youth employment provisions of the Wage and Hour Act are designed to protect minors by restricting the types of jobs and the number of hours they may work. North Carolina law adopts the federal employment standards for 14-17-year-old youths employed in non-farm jobs, as well as the exceptions to those limitations; however, the Wage and Hour Act establishes some additional, more stringent requirements that must be followed by all non-farm employers. Farm work is completely exempt from any of the provisions of the North Carolina Wage and Hour Act. Employment in hazardous or detrimental occupations is not permitted for youth under the age of 18. Complaints regarding youth employment may be made anonymously. However, due to the information that is required to be obtained prior to investigating a complaint, all complaints (including anonymous complaints) must be made by calling 1-800-NCLABOR (1-800-625-2267).

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