year, millions of teens work in part-time or summer
jobs. Early work experiences can be rewarding for
young workers - providing great opportunities to
learn important job skills. Today’s youth will be
the workforce of the 21st Century. One
of my priorities for the U.S. Department of Labor
is to assist America’s youth in preparing to enter
Secretary of Labor
|February 14, 2008
The Wage and Hour Division has produced a new self assessment tool to allow employers
in non-agricultural industries to assess its compliance with the youth employment provisions of
the Fair Labor Standards Act. This tool is available from the
YouthRules! Self Assessment Tools Web page.
|June 2, 2007
and Hour Division distributed a series of public
service announcements (PSAs) to radio stations throughout
the country as part of the department’s national
YouthRules! public awareness campaign. You may view
and download two sets of PSAs available in 60/30/15
second English and Spanish spots from the YouthRules!
Public Service Announcement Web page. One set
focuses on general youth employment and the other
on agriculture-specific youth employment.
|April 17, 2007
The Wage and Hour Division published a Notice
of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) and an Advance
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) to update
the youth employment regulations for the 21st Century.
The public comment period closed for both the NPRM and ANPRM on
July 16, 2007. The submitted comments, Federal Register notices, instructions,
and related documents are available at
Wage and Hour’s Youth Employment Comments Website.