Fisher Phillips Partner Examines Labor Shortage Impact on Senior Living Industry
Low unemployment numbers and labor shortages across the country have providers looking at creative ways to attract and retain workers, but they must exercise caution if their strategies involve hiring underage employees such as high school students. In a conversation with Senior Housing News, Columbus partner Samuel Lillard discussed how the labor shortage can put employers at risk of a Department of Labor complaint. In the article, Sam is quoted as saying, “Minors between age 16 and 17 have no restrictions on how long they can work, but they are still restricted from operating equipment or performing tasks deemed too hazardous for them to perform.”
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