Law to protect young workers

first_img Comments are closed. New measures to protect young workers aged between 16 and 17 from workingexcessive or unsociable hours have been announced by employment relationsminister Alan Johnson. The regulations, due to come into force on 6 April, will ensure around40,000 young workers do not exceed 40 hours a week or eight hours in one day.They will also prohibit 16- and 17-year-olds from night working. Johnson said: “The regulations will give 40,000 young people betterrights without damaging their employment prospects. Young people are avulnerable section of the British workforce.” Some sectors of industry are exempted from the legislation. www.cipd.co.uk Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Law to protect young workersOn 7 Jan 2003 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more