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Take 4 Steps to Protect New & Young Employees

How to comply with employment standards and OHS requirements for employees under age 17.

Bringing in students or young people to work for the summer can be a win-win. But it can also get you into a lot of trouble. Employment standards laws impose strict restrictions on employment of workers under age 17. Then there are the safety risks. Workers who’ve been on the job for less than 6 months are more likely to get killed or injured. The risks are even greater if the new worker is below age 25. Here’s a 4-step game plan for complying with employment standards and OHS laws applicable to new and young workers.
1. Ensure Employee Is Old Enough to Do the Job
For purposes of safety, every jurisdiction has rules governing the minimum age a person must be to do a particular job or work in a particular industry. Thus, for example, in BC, a person who’s 14 to 15-years-old is allowed only to perform “light work.” Bottom Line: There are 3 factors you need to consider in navigating minimum age r...

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