Tuesday, April 20, 2021: Empowering Teens in Their Workplaces Online Dialogue
The U.S. Department of Labor invited teens, parents, educators, employers, and other interested stakeholders to join a national online dialogue through April 30th to gather ideas on how the Department can connect better with teens.
The goal is to develop effective ways to enhance existing efforts to inform teens about:
- avoiding workplace hazards;
- the types of work they are allowed to do;
- age restrictions for work hours;
- employer wage requirements;
- employment training, including apprenticeships; and
- workplace discrimination.
Teen Labor Facts
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the U.S. workforce included 4.7 million teens between the ages of 16 and 19 in 2020. In fiscal year 2020, the Wage and Hour Division reported more than 850 child labor violations. It is estimated that teens between 15 and 19 years old require emergency room treatment for a workplace injury approximately every five minutes in the workplace.
The event is part of the Office of Disability Employment Policy’s (ODEP) ePolicyWorks initiative. In addition to ODEP, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division, Office of Compliance Initiatives, and the Employment and Training Administration will co-host.
Visit https://teenworkers.ideascale.com to register and participate in the online dialogue.