Hiring Young Persons

SFA Guideline on Employing Young Persons

The employment of children and young people is primarily governed by the Protection of Young Persons (Employment) Act 1996, which sets down restrictions on their hours of work and minimum rest requirements. Except for areas specifically covered by this Act, the provisions of the Organisation of Working Time Act, 1997, apply. Employees who are young people generally have the same rights as adults, e.g. to receive a written statement of their terms and conditions of employment, to receive annual leave and public .. Read more