Staffing Management

EEOC Offers Guidance for Youth@Work

By Jon Hyman

Jul. 27, 2016

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Do you employ minors? If so, you should be aware of the wage-and-hour laws for child labor. The Department of Labor, however, isn’t the only federal agency taking a look at your under-18 employees. Recently, the EEOC launched an entire portal devoted to the issue.

The microsite, titled Youth@Work, is the agency’s education and outreach campaign to promote equal employment opportunity for teenage workers.

Most recently, the EEOC updated its site to include a one-page fact sheet on religious discrimination [pdf]. It provides examples of what religious discrimination looks like, offers some practical “keep in mind” tips, and, most importantly, directs employees on how to file a discrimination charge with the EEOC.

Other facts sheets available at Youth@Work include (in English and Spanish) information on criminal records and employment, disability discrimination, pay discrimination, and sexual harassment. The site also has videos and even classroom materials for teachers and students.

If you employ teens, or are just looking for a good, basic refresher on employment-discrimination laws, then Youth@Work is worth your time. It’s also worth your attention because, if the EEOC is using its time and resources to build this site, you better believe it is taking these issues seriously when a younger worker enters its office to file a charge.

Jon Hyman is a partner at Meyers, Roman, Friedberg & Lewis in Cleveland. To comment, email editors@workforce.com. Follow Hyman’s blog at Workforce.com/PracticalEmployer.

Jon Hyman is a partner in the Employment & Labor practice at Wickens Herzer Panza. Contact Hyman at JHyman@Wickenslaw.com.

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