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Am I working in a safe environment?
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.

Avoid injury or illness by following these safety precautions:
• Don’t use powered equipment like a box crusher, meat slicer, bakery machine or drive a forklift.
• Report unsafe or broken equipment and safety hazards to your supervisor.
• Ask your employer about safety training before using the equipment.

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.
• Handle, serve or sell alcoholic beverages.

If you are under 16 you may not:
• Work on a ladder or scaffold.
• Load or unload a truck.
You may perform cooking duties at lunch counters, snack bars or cafeteria serving counters.

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 $9.00 per hour and applicable overtime rates.

How late can I work on a school night?
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.

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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