Parades, barbeques, picnics, a three-day weekend and the unofficial end to summer. This is what many think of as we celebrate Labor Day. But in 1884, the first Monday of September was declared a national holiday to pay tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.
In recognition of Labor Day, we would like to offer some helpful information on hiring young people as workers in your B&B.
The federal Fair Labor Standards Act establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, hours of work and youth employment standards . Many states have enacted child labor laws, some of which may have a minimum age for employment which is higher than the FLSA. Where both the FLSA and state child labor laws apply, the higher minimum standard must be obeyed. You can access your state’s child labor laws here.