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ACAS guidance on employing younger workers

by on August 14, 2015

The Express and Star here report on new ACAS guidance for employer organizations on the special protections in place when employing younger workers (here, those under 18 years).

These requirements include younger workers being entitled to two days off a week, receiving the national minimum wage, working no more than 8 hours a day or 40 hours a week, being advised on work-based training, and usually not being allowed to do night shifts.

Interestingly, given the widespread problematization of older workers, Stewart Gee, Acas Head of Information and Guidance, is reported as saying: “Our own research reveals that workers under 18 are particularly vulnerable as they are within the age group that are most likely to face problems at work.

The advice (issued on Wednesday to mark UN International Youth Day). More details on this are available here on the ACAS website including a link to a downloadable copy of the guidance.

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One Comment
  1. Thanks for sharing this informative piece Rebecca.. Looking forward to more of such stuff from you..

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