This week USDOL increased the civil money penalties it can impose for certain FLSA violations.
Before forging ahead with summer hires, employers should carefully evaluate state law restrictions to determine whether they overlap and/or supplement the FLSA and, either way, how they apply depending on a multitude of factors that can go well-beyond just the minor’s age.
Hiring minors can be daunting in any state given the FLSA's child labor restrictions that vary depending on the individual's age, the work contemplated, and even the local public school's schedule.
Employers who will be hiring minors under 18 years old should review in advance the FLSA's prohibitions and restrictions applying to those workers.
Employers can expect more investigative attention to child-labor restrictions.
The U.S. Labor Department has released final revisions of its child-labor regulations under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act.
Summer is approaching quickly, so employers should be up-to-speed on the federal Fair Labor Standards Act's child-labor limitations.