Am I working in a safe environment?
alone and late at night can make you vulnerable to crime.
Some potentially violent working conditions are:
• Heavy contact with the public.
• Cashiering, especially alone.
• Working in unsecured buildings.
Avoid injury and illness by following these safety precautions:
• Be aware of your surroundings when working late at
• Report unsafe or broken equipment and safety hazards
to your supervisor.
Am I allowed to work in this
If you are under 18 you may not drive a motor vehicle on public
streets as part of your job.
If you are under 16 you may not work in a commercial laundry
or in dry cleaning.
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
You must be paid at least the minimum wage, currently $9.00
per hour and applicable overtime rates.
How late can I work on a school
Until 7 p.m. if you are 14 or 15.
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.
Laws protect you from unsafe working conditions and your
employer must provide you with training about health and safety
in your workplace no matter what your immigration status.
or call 1-888-933-TEEN (8336)
California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) www.dir.ca.gov