Breach of legislation
Employers who breach child employment legislation are risking the safety of young people and can face a fine of up to £1,000. Without a permit, employers are breaking the law and could risk invalidating their insurance. You:
- Are expected to apply for a work permit within seven days of offering employment to a child
- Must not allow children to work outside the permitted hours, as outlined in legislation (Children and Young Persons Act 1933)
- Must not employ children in a prohibited occupation, as outlined in the child employment byelaws
Report a concern about a child in employment
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