L&I seeks feedback on work hour policies for minors

Apr 11, 2024
Written by WR Communications

The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) is soliciting feedback on a draft administrative policy concerning the employment of minors, encompassing both agricultural and non-agricultural sectors. The policy aims to provide clarity on scheduling and hours of work for young employees, aligning with state law.

Key aspects include stipulations on work shift start and end times, daily and weekly hour limits, scheduling during school breaks and weeks, and provisions for minors in various educational settings.

L&I welcomes comments on the draft policy until May 31st, facilitating submission via their website, email, or postal mail.

The initiative seeks to benefit employers, parents, and teenagers by establishing clear guidelines for minors’ work hours. Interested parties can participate in a virtual feedback session on April 26th, utilizing Zoom. This policy initiative aims to ensure the well-being and fair treatment of young workers across Washington state.


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