Employing children: the law explained


Whether you are considering taking on a child worker for a few hours in the summer holidays, or around school, it is important to understand the legal position of what is and is not permitted. Even in situations where a child has grown up on farm, it is imperative not to be complacent about the legal requirements that must be followed before they carry out any work for you. This Business Guide (BG) is designed to provide an introduction and some key points into employing a child worker. Further advice on your specific situation should be obtained by speaking to an adviser on our CallFirst Helpline on 0380 845 8458.