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6 Things to Know About Hiring Young Workers

Does your company hire teenagers? Many companies offer jobs to younger workers, particularly in retail and food service. There are many benefits to hiring younger workers, not the least of which is the opportunity to offer someone their first job and help them start their career. However, there are also special considerations management should keep in mind when hiring teenagers. Learn how to manage your youngest employees effectively. 6 Things Managers Hiring Teenagers Need to Keep in Mind #1: Obtain any needed permits. Many states, such as Washington and California, require businesses that hire minors under age 18 to have a permit to work. The requirements for this form may vary depending on your state, so verify that you're up-to-speed on child labor laws. In California, this permit is often issued by the minor's school. The minor must request a form to be completed by themselves, their employer, and their parents before being returned to the school. Verify that you understand how this process works in your state. #2: Be aware of applicable regulations. Certain regulations apply to employers who hire teenagers. If the employee is under ...
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