FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
IR #98-22
Tuesday, June 23, 1998

CONTACT:
Rick Rice
Dean Fryer
(415) 972-8835


DIR Offers Handbook on California Child Labor Laws

SAN FRANCISCO -- John C. Duncan, Director of the Department of Industrial Relations, today announced the completion of an updated 1998 handbook on California Child Labor Laws. This publication summarizes the laws governing employment of minors under 18 years of age and describes the penalties for violations of the child labor laws.

"Thousands of California’s young people work before and after school, on weekends, and during school vacations," said Duncan. "California’s child labor laws are designed to help young workers acquire work experience and income, while safeguarding their scholastic advancement and physical well-being."

The handbook summarizes the laws governing Permits to Work, Permits to Employ, compulsory school attendance, age limitations, work hours, and occupations permitted and forbidden to young workers. It also describes the penalties for violations of the child labor laws.

"The laws summarized in this digest may seem complex and strict," Duncan said, "but they manifest the significant responsibility we all have to protect the welfare of young people who work."

To obtain a copy of California Child Labor Laws, send a written request to the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, P.O. Box 420603, San Francisco, CA 94142. You may also request a copy by calling the DIR Publications Unit at (415) 972-8844.

Handbook on California Child Labor Laws

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