YOUTH EMPLOYMENT LAW
I. Certificates shall be issued by principals of schools or persons authorized by them, or by a parent or legal guardian, only after the determination of a satisfactory level of academic performance by the student. Responsibility for supervision and coordination with the department in matters pertaining to this chapter shall rest upon superintendents of schools when the certificate is issued by a principal, and shall rest with a parent or legal guardian when such parent or legal guardian authorizes the issuance of the certificate. If a student does not continue to meet a satisfactory level of academic performance after the issuance of the certificate, the principals of schools or persons authorized by them, or a parent or legal guardian, may revoke the certificate. In the event principals of schools or their designees revoke a certificate, notification of the revocation shall be made to the parent or legal guardian, the employer of the student, and the department of labor within 48 hours. In the event a parent or legal guardian revokes a certificate, notification of the revocation shall be made to the employer of the student and the department of labor within 48 hours. Upon receiving the notice of revocation, the department of labor shall investigate the compliance of the revocation within 90 days.
II. Certificates shall in all cases include a signature line for the parent or legal guardian of the youth and shall show proof of (1) age and (2) adequate health.
III. Certificates shall not be issued unless age and adequacy of health have first been verified except as in paragraph I of this section.
IV. Certificates shall be obtained by an employer within 3 business days of the first day of employment. Copies of certificates shall be kept on file by all employers of youths.
V. Any employer not in compliance with the requirements of RSA 276-A:4 or this section shall be assessed a minimum civil penalty of $100.
Source. 1969, 243:1. 1989, 385:3, 4. 1997, 124:1. 1998, 189:3. 2007, 68:2, eff. Jan. 1, 2008. 2016, 314:1, eff. Aug. 23, 2016.