Despite the fact that young people can benefit tremendously from the responsibility and experience that comes from working, some minors are subject to unlawful employment practices. That is why the attorneys at Kastner Kim, L.L.P., are committed to ensuring that the employment rights of minors are upheld at all times. If you or your child have encountered unfair employment practices and/or illegal work conditions, it is important that you understand how California state laws account for the employment of minors.
According to the California Department of Industrial Relations, the California Labor Code outlines the terms under which minors can be employed and mandates a number of child labor protections. In addition to explaining that the vast majority of people under the age of 18 are protected under state guidelines, the Labor Code mandates that all minors must obtain a permit to work in the state of California.