Are You Hiring Teen Workers This Summer? What Every New Jersey Employer Needs to Know

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Are You Hiring Teen Workers This Summer? What Every New Jersey Employer Needs to Know

by Christina M. Michelson on June 12, 2012

Many New Jersey employers will hire teen workers this summer. While younger workers can be a great addition to your staff, there are several legal issues that should be taken into consideration when hiring minors.

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the New Jersey Child Labor Act (NJCLA) establish the wage, hours worked, and safety requirements for minors working in jobs covered by the law (government agencies, schools, hospitals, and businesses with sales or receipts over $500K). The specific requirements differ depending upon the age of the teen worker and the job he or she will be performing.

Below are a few important rules for New Jersey employers:

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