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What You Should Know about Working Teens


Gregg Salka was quoted on 92.7 WOBM on June 22, 2015. The article “What You Should Know about Working Teens” provided insight on managing teens in the workplace.

Gregg discussed break requirements for working teens.

“There also has to be a break,” said Gregg. “They can’t work for more than 5 hours without having a 30-minute lunch period.”

Exceptions are made for jobs related to agriculture, theater and the newspaper business. All of the rules, and there are many, are explained in the abstract.

Minors are prohibited from certain occupations altogether, usually due to the dangerous equipment involved.

Gregg said some parents may not be aware that their children need “working papers” before employment can begin. According to the state, these papers are “secured from the issuing officer of the school district where a minor resides.” Gregg said employers need to obtain these documents, including proof of age, beforehand.

To read the full article, please visit 92.7 WOBM.

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