State’s New Youth-Employment System Goes Live
The Indiana Department of Labor’s Youth Employment System is now live. The department says the website will allow employers to begin using the system to comply with a new youth-employment law that goes into effect July 1.
The law requires Indiana employers who hire five or more minor employees, who are under age 18, to list those employees in the new YES registry.
The department says the requirement will eliminate the need for work permits in Indiana for minor employees and shift the responsibility of tracking and reporting youth employment from schools to employers.
“We wanted the system to go live a month before the law goes into effect so employers can set up their accounts, test-drive the system, and learn their way around it,” said Michael Myers, director of DOL’s Bureau of Youth Employment.
The department says the employers’ corporate and individual facility location, and minor employee information, such as name and age will be required information. When employment is terminated, the employer must remove the minor’s information from the YES active-employee registry.
You can get more information about the requirements and the registry by clicking here.