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An employer must not influence or persuade a person to become an employee or to work by misrepresenting the availability of a position, the type of work, the wages, or the conditions of employment.

Children under age 15 cannot be employed without the permission of the director of employment standards. No parent or guardian may consent to the employment of a child under age 15, without first obtaining the director's permission.

Kickbacks are illegal. You must not ask anyone looking for work to pay you for

  • employing that person
  • finding employment for him or her
  • providing information about potential employers

Domestic workers are entitled to a written copy of the employment contract. This refers to employees who live in an employer's home to provide cooking, cleaning, child care, or other services.

This employment contract must clearly state the conditions of employment, including

  • the employment duties
  • hours of work
  • wages
  • charges for room and board

If you require such employees to work any hours other than those set out in the contract, you must pay for the additional hours.

hiring | wages etc. | hours | statutory holidays | leaves
vacation | termination

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