ERIC Number: ED330937
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Youth Employment. Final Recommendations of the State Superintendent's Task Force.
Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.
This report contains the final recommendations of the task force on youth employment for the state of Wisconsin. The task force was specifically charged with studying issues related to working teenagers, reviewing existing laws and regulations on child labor, and developing recommendations to ensure that when teenagers work, their jobs do not interfere with school. The primary concerns of the task force were that employers, students, and parents were often confused about child labor laws; children were sometimes working more than one job and obtaining work permits at several different locations; parents were not aware of research recommending that more than 20 hours of work during the school week was often detrimental to a student's school performance; parents needed to have the authority to cancel work permits if school attendance and grades declined; and the number of hours that youths were currently allowed to work when school was in session seemed excessive. The task force was divided into five committees, each of which studied issues and developed a set of recommendations. The committees include: (1) information for parents, students, and schools; (2) school-supervised work experience programs; (3) the work permit process; (4) statutes related to employment; and (5) guidelines for the employment of minors. This report first presents a summary of recommendations, followed by the specific recommendations from each committee. Appended are research materials and meeting minutes. (LLL)
Descriptors: Legislation, Parent Role, Secondary Education, Work Experience Programs, Working Hours, Youth Employment
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, P.O. Box 7841, Madison, WI 53707-7841.
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.