With the beginning of summer, farms will be looking toward teens to help with the summer tasks. Youth employees, like all employees, are to be provided a safe and healthy workplace. However, when you hire a teen workers, employers have added legal responsibilities.
UW-Extension Agricultural Safety & Health shares Employer Responsibilities When Hiring Youth Workers. In addition to the Fair Labor Standard Acts (FLSA), employers should also consider OSHA requirements.
For more information regarding agricultural safety and health, please visit UW Center for Agricultural Safety & Health, or contact UW-Extension Agricultural Safety & Health Specialist Cheryl Skjolaas.