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I own a Electrical contracting business and would like to hire

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I own a Electrical contracting business and would like to hire my 17 year old son on a construction site, putting plastic conduit into the ground. Can I do this. I have been told he needs to be 18, which he will be in september. Hate to see him wash dishes all summer instead of working with his dad. Thanks Tom

wallstreetfighter :

Hello I am a licensed attorney here to help you with your question, please review my response and do not hesitate to ask for clarification

wallstreetfighter :

Is a license or training required to do this position?

wallstreetfighter :

In New York State, anyone under 18 (minors) must show an employment certificate before they begin work. Many people call these "working papers". The rule covers:



  • High school graduates

  • Minors who work for their parents

  • Minors who do industrial homework

wallstreetfighter :

Board of Education
Office of Attendance
52 Chambers St., Rm. 219
Call(NNN) NNN-NNNNfor other high school locations

wallstreetfighter :

He can obtain such working papers from his high school or the office above,

Customer:

He has working papers, license not required, he would work undermine

wallstreetfighter :

The only jobs that a minor under the age of 18 cannot work are the following:



  • At construction work, including wrecking, demolition, roofing, or excavating operations and the painting or exterior cleaning of a building structure from an elevated surface

  • Involving the operation of circular saws, band saws, and guillotine shears

  • In or about a slaughtering and meat-packing establishment, or rendering plant

  • Involving the operation of power-driven woodworking, metal-forming, metal-punching, metal-shearing, bakery and paper products machines

  • Involving the operation of power-driven hoisting apparatus

  • Involving the manufacture of brick, tile, and like products

  • Involving exposure to radioactive substances or ionizing radiation, or exposure to silica or other harmful dust

  • Like logging occupations and occupations in the operation of any sawmill, lath mill, shingle mill, or cooperage-stock mill

  • In mining or in connection with a mine or quarry

  • As a helper on a motor vehicle

  • In the care or operation of a freight or passenger elevator, except that minor over 16 may operate automatic, push-button control elevators

  • In manufacturing, packing, or storing of explosives, or in the use or delivery of explosives

  • Operating or using any emery, tripoli, rouge, corundum, stone, silicon carbide, or any abrasive, or emery polishing or buffing wheel, where articles of the baser metals or iridium are manufactured

  • Adjusting belts to machinery or cleaning, oiling, or wiping machinery

  • Packing paints, dry colors, or red or white leads

  • Preparing any composition in which dangerous or poisonous acids are used

  • Operating steam boilers subject to section 204 of the Labor Law

  • In penal or correctional institutions, if the job relates to the custody or care of prisoners or inmates


These rules do not apply to:



  • Workers younger than 18 who are apprentices individually registered in DOL registered apprenticeship programs

  • Student-learners enrolled in recognized cooperative vocational training programs,

  • Trainees in approved on-the-job training programs

  • Workers 16 or 17 years old who have completed training as a student learner or trainee in an approved on-the-job training program

  • Workers 16 or 17 years old who have completed a training program given by a public school or a non-profit institution that includes DOL approved safety instruction

wallstreetfighter :

I do not see any issues with the duties you will have your son do,

wallstreetfighter :

unless he will perform any of the above, he can work under your license with supervision,

wallstreetfighter :

  • At construction work, including wrecking, demolition, roofing, or excavating operations and the painting or exterior cleaning of a building structure from an elevated surface

wallstreetfighter :

If he will be at a construction work site, and will be involved with the listed duties,

Customer:

thanks

wallstreetfighter :

it would be an issue,

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