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Do youths under the age of eighteen (18) require a work permit in order to be employed in Arizona?
Work permits are not required in the State of Arizona. Is permission from the youth’s parents required or helpful? Permission from the youths’ parents is not a requirement nor does it allow youths to work in violation of Arizona’s Youth Employment Laws.
Is it discrimination to ask youths their ages and to provide evidence of their ages?
It is not discrimination to ask youths their age and to provide evidence of their age as age discrimination applies to individuals aged 40-70. Employers need to verify ages as they can still be subject to penalties if a youth does not disclose his/her actual age.
What happens if an employer is found to be in violation of the State’s Youth Employment Laws?
When an employer is found to be in violation of the State’s Youth Employment Laws, a penalty is assessed. The maximum penalty that can be assessed is $1,000.00.
What can an employer do if it does not agree with the Department’s Cease and Desist Order & Civil Monetary Penalty?
A hearing can be requested in writing within twenty (20) days after the date of issuance of the order. In addition, an informal conference with the Director of the State Labor Department can be requested.
If there is a conflict between State and Federal laws, which is applicable?
If both federal law and state law are applicable, the stricter law governs.
Does the federal government provide information about federal child labor laws?
For information about the federal child labor laws, contact the Federal Wage and Hour Division at www.youthrules.dol.gov.