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Am I working in a safe environment?
Ask your employer to provide you with training about health and safety on your jobsite.

Avoid injury and illness by following these safety precautions:
• Use safety equipment and wear protective clothing when needed.
• Report unsafe or broken equipment and safety hazards to your supervisor.
• Laws protect you from unsafe working conditions no matter what your immigration status.
• Ask your employer to provide you with training about health and safety on your jobsite.

Am I allowed to work in this industry?
If you are under 18 you may not:
• Drive a motor vehicle on public streets as part of your job.
• Use powered equipment such as a circular saw or box crusher.
• Drive a forklift.
• Work in logging or a sawmill.
If you are under 16 you may not:
• Work in the building, construction or manufacturing industry.
• Work on a ladder or scaffold.
• Load or unload a truck or conveyor.

Do I need a work permit?
If you are under 18 you must have a permit to work. Ask your school to issue you a permit and take it to your employer.

Am I being paid at least minimum wage?
You must be paid at least the minimum wage, currently $8.00 per hour and applicable overtime rates.

How late can I work on a school night?
Until 10 p.m. if you are 16 or 17.
Laws protect workers under age 18 from working too long, too late or too early.

Report sexual harassment or discrimination to your supervisor, a co-worker, parent or teacher.

Visit www.youngworkers.org or call 1-888-933-TEEN (8336)

California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) www.dir.ca.gov
(415) 703-5070



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