Many farms hire minors after school or in the summer. Employees under 18 can be an important part of the labor force, however, there are certain rules that apply when employing minors. To address these rules, Farm Credit East hosted a webinar on Wednesday, May 25, with Michael Harrington of FordHarrison LLP, a law firm focused on human resources.
This webinar covered federal regulations, as well as the rules that apply in New York, New Jersey and New England. Harrington discussed some of the complex regulations that apply, including limitations on hours worked, rules that vary with age, restrictions on what types of work can be performed, and more. Also covered were regulations that apply to internships, apprenticeships and volunteers working on farms.
Contact Chris Laughton at (800) 562-2235 or Chris.Laughton@farmcrediteast.com for more information.