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Policy 206 - Employment of Minors
Santa Clara University abides by legal requirements under federal and state law concerning the employment of individuals under age 18 in California. The guidelines do not apply to Santa Clara University student employees but to other minors under 18 years of age. The law prohibits employment of minors under age 14.
The University will adhere to applicable laws concerning employment of minors. Supervisors will ensure that:
A minor is any person under the age of 18 years who is required to attend school under the provisions of the Education Code. Non-residents of the state who would be subject to California’s compulsory education laws if they were residents also are considered minors and are subject to all the requirements, work hour restrictions and all occupational prohibitions.
Under no circumstances shall a minor under the age of 14 be employed, regardless of permit status (Federal Fair Labor Standards Act). Employers wishing to employ minors over the age of 14 must submit a "Request for Work Permit and Statement of Intent to Employ Minor" (Form B1-1) obtained from the school district of attendance of the minor. Both the employer and employee must sign Form B1-1. In return the employee must submit a "Permit to Employ and Work" (Form B1-4) to Human Resources.
Hours of Work
The number of hours a minor may work, as well as the permitted spread of hours, varies depending on the age of the minor, and the time of year in which the work is performed. Assuming proper work permits are submitted, see the following chart for permitted work hours.
Santa Clara University will not employ minors to perform certain job tasks. Examples of prohibited tasks include, but are not limited to:
Supervisors are responsible for complying with this policy, and with federal and state regulations when employing minors.
For more information concerning employment of minors, and for additional details concerning occupational restrictions, contact Human Resources.
Policy Approved: October 23, 1998
Last Updated: October 28, 1998