Does anyone know??? (another work related issue)  

LoyaltyandHonor 35M/31F
3114 posts
5/29/2005 6:37 pm

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3/5/2006 9:27 pm

Does anyone know??? (another work related issue)

I have a question for some of you…

As many know I have had continual problems with my job (because of my boss) and because they constantly keep breaking company rules and even state and federal laws.

I was under the impression that you must be of the age of 18 to work on an overnight crew. The equipment in the store requires that you be of age 18 or higher in order to operate it.

They just hired a 16-year-old on the overnight crew…

Today is Sunday and it is a holiday weekend so I couldn’t find out from the labor board… I couldn’t find the info on any websites either.

All I remember is that when I first got a overnight job they informed us that you had to be 18 (by law) or you couldn’t work the shift. They didn’t say if it was a state or federal law though.

Does anyone know?

mi_mwpm 51M

6/3/2005 6:35 pm

Mystic... it totally depends on the state you're working in. The kid could be an "emancipated minor" which would basically allow him to be treated as an adult, the state may have some exceptions for summer work, or the cutoff for overnight work might be 16 in your state. Check the state's website and search for child labor laws. They're usually pretty prominent in the Dept of Labor (or whatever your state calls it) section of the site.

juju34single 46F

6/1/2005 5:47 pm

I wish I knew how to make links in here. lol

This is information on 16 - 17 year old kids in the workplace.
They do have to have a special form, but generally are not allowed to work between the hours of 10 pm and 6 am, and if they DO have permission, it HAS to be from parent/guardian AND the school. Not one ot the other.

I have a second web address for you, might find what you need about 1/3 the way down. It talks about the restrictions of 16 year old workers, and not being able to have hazardous employment...〈=en-US&FORM=CVRE

It was a cached page, so I had to dig for it.
Hope this helps...

LoyaltyandHonor 35M/31F
1241 posts
5/30/2005 5:38 am

Lol Bella... a woman as beautiful as you may always do as she wishes!

LoyaltyandHonor 35M/31F
1241 posts
5/30/2005 5:38 am

Thank you Blonde... that is what the regulations where when I was working at Wal-Mart as well. He is 16 and is still a highschool student and then hired him as a full-time employee.

freetime648 52F

5/29/2005 11:53 pm

Mystic, I have heard of a "clause" that if the person being hired is not in school and has a certain form he or she can work past the legal laws. They have to have parents ok and a statement from some legal office. But, again, that may be different from state to state! Check the labor board and/or OCEA!

xx FREETIME648 xx


5/29/2005 9:46 pm

Iam not sure about your country , but if they are the same labour laws as ours. Iam in management at my job,

1. You must be at least 18yrs old to work anything other that partime
student hours, same goes for if they are being payed student wage.
2, No one under 18yrs of age is allowed to work past 11pm.
3. No one under the age of 18yrs is to be in control of machinery.

wyvernrose 38F
3895 posts
5/29/2005 8:27 pm

well to work in security I had to be 18 but that was due to licencing requirements I was the youngest on the job got my licence basically as soon as I was old enough...

Working in a retail environment in Coles (which I am assuming is the type of environment you are referring too or a warehouse)

the reason for the stores policy of over 18 was due to laws in regards to sale of tabacco and Spirits (not the drinking kind the cleaning kind....) which were kept under the counter due to restrictions on sales by law....

the law requires that they cannot be sold by or too anyone under 18 years so it was easier for the store as night staff was limited and the store still open AH so the nightstaff when required also had to be able to fullfill other duties in the store and meet the legal requirements...

Although due to staff limits I still worked the night shift even though I was under didn't break laws it just meant I couldn't legally sell cigarettes etc...

I would say wait till Monday and find out just what the law could save yourself a massive may find that your employer already has ample staff qualified for the equipment but is in need of hands and so unqualified staff on deck isn't inadequete resourcing...


bella_ 47F
4030 posts
5/29/2005 8:10 pm

I know nothing...just wanted to post mystic.

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