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November 5, 2008    DOL Home > elaws Advisors   
elaws: Employment Laws Assistance for Workers & Small Businesses

Youth Employment

Each year, millions of teens work part-time or take summer jobs, gaining valuable work skills and contributing enthusiasm and eagerness to businesses across the country. Special laws govern their employment.

DOL's Employment Standards Administration's Wage and Hour Division oversees the Fair Labor Standards Act's (FLSA) child labor provisions, which specify the hours young workers can work, the jobs they may perform and the jobs that are designated too hazardous for them to perform.

Use the resources on this page to learn more about youth employment issues. Please note that elaws Advisors have not yet been built for every DOL law and regulation. Therefore, your issue may also be covered under laws not addressed by this Web site.

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