Employing young people 

Employment relationships involving those under 18 involve special conditions.

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According to the law, young people cannot carry out work which would be unreasonably heavy for someone their age or which would interfere with their school attendance.    

The involvement of young people in certain jobs and work tasks is either limited or forbidden entirely. It is worth familiarising yourself with the special regulations for employing a young people.

As a young person’s employer, remember also your normal obligations in dealing with the young person. Make a written work contract and take care of correct wage and holidays. The employment of a person under the age of 15 must also be approved by his or her guardian.

In addition to these, you should also make sure that sufficient job orientation is provided and ensure that the work tasks are appropriate for someone of the worker’s age. You can read more about your obligations from the web pages of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

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