Parents Encouraged to Monitor Working Children
June 18, 2004
CRANSTON -– As summer draws near and the school year draws to a close, Rhode Island’s youth are poised to enter the work force in greater numbers. Federal and State Labor Laws provide protection and provision for this potentially vulnerable population.
Parents are encouraged to familiarize themselves with child labor laws, which detail the type of work permitted for various age groups, hourly work limits, and wage information. Safety of the children is paramount and these workers should be employed in a safe environment and in most cases be protected by Workers’ Compensation Insurance.
Parents, or employers, who wish to learn more about the Federal and State Labor Laws are encouraged to call the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training’s Education Unit at 462-8100, x1 or visit www.dlt.ri.gov/ls/childlabor/htm.
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