Employ a young person in compliance with the law

Key points

  • The Working Time Regulations 1998 place restrictions on the hours that young workers (as defined in the Regulations) can work.
  • There are also restrictions placed on the employment of young persons in certain types of work and on the exposure of young persons to hazardous situations at work.
  • The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 require employers to carry out a risk assessment in relation to all employees and to take into account a number of factors if they employ young workers, including their inexperience and immaturity.

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