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01 May

April 2020 Indiana HR Legal Updates

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Employment of Minors

What happened?
Effective April 1, 2020, amendments were made to employment of minors.

What are the details?

  • Employees aged 14-15
    • May not work before 7:00 a.m. or after 7:00 p.m.
    • From June 1, 2020 through Labor Day, these employees may work as late as 9:00 p.m., except for the day which precedes a school day.
  • Employees aged 16-17
    • May not work more than nine hours a day.
    • May not work more than 40 hours in a school week, 48 hours in non-school week.
    • May not work before 6:00 a.m. and may work as late as 10:00 p.m.
    • With parental written permission, these employees may work until 11:00 p.m.
  • Minor Workers
    • All minor workers (under the age of 18) may not work after 10:00 p.m. or before 6:00 a.m. for any establishment that is open to the public unless another employee at least 18 years old is also currently working.
    • No minors may be compensated below federal minimum wage for the first 90 days of employment.

What do employers need to do?
Comply with the above listed requirements for employment of minors. In addition, if an employer has at least five individuals who are between 14-17 years of age must register with the Department of Labor.