The Law and You

What are your rights as an employee, about discrimination, and the baby drop-off law?

What are your rights?

As an Employee:

After 5 hours of continuous work, a teen between the ages of 14 and 18 should receive a thirty minute break for a meal and rest period.  A teen who is a student in school may be employed for a combined school and work week of no more than 48 hours.

A minor under the age of 16 may be employed for up to 8 hours per day, 6 days per week, and may not be employed between the hours of 9 pm. and 7 a.m.

A minor 16 ears of age or older may be employed for up to 10 hours a day, 6 days per week, and may not be employed between the hours of 10:30 p.m. and 6 a.m. on school days.  However, a minor 16 years of age or older who is a student in school may be employed until 11:30 p.m. on any of the following days:  Fridays and Saturdays, during school vacations, during period when the minor is not enrolled in school.

Know your rights about discrimination:

Race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, marital status, height, weight, arrest record (may not apply to convictions), or physical and mental disabilities cannot be used as justification for not hiring, promoting or for terminating a worker.

Baby Drop-Off Law:

There is a Michigan State Law knows as the Safe Delivery Program.  This law allows a parent to drop off a newborn less than 3 days old at a hospital, police or fire station without getting into trouble.  The infant must be given to a uniformed worker or otherwise identified employee of the facility.

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