Payroll Fact of the Day!
According to the Utah Labor Commission, “Employers in Utah are free to hire a minor without a work permit. The expectation is that employers in employing minors will be complying with the standards concerning age-appropriate jobs, lunches and breaks, and hourly restrictions for minors under age 16. There is a process in the statute where in limited, special circumstances, …
a request for a work authorization can be submitted to the Commission if the employment of the minor, such as in the case of a child actor, is going to involve odd work hours or other variances from the normal standards set forth in the statute or rules. There are many areas of agreement between State and Federal child labor law. However, there are some Federal standards that are stricter than Utah law and if the Federal law applies the employer must comply with the stricter requirement. “

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