Labor & Industries (L&I) urges caution in hiring minors for summer work
June 25, 2021
L&I recently issued a news release, outlining its efforts to educate teen workers about their rights and ways to stay safe at work this summer.
The department reminds employers they must:
- Obtain permits and other required documents;
- Provide required meal and rest breaks for teens;
- Ensure teens work only the hours allowed under law;
- Avoid having teens work prohibited duties, including construction-related work such as working on or around a roof or operating powered circular and band saws.
To read about detailed requirements for hiring youth summer workers, visit L&I’s web page on Youth Employment, www.Lni.wa.gov/Teenworkers.