Protection of Young Persons (Employment) Act 1996

Duties of employer in relation to young persons and children.

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5. (1) Subject to section 9 , any employer who employs a young person or child to work for him or her shall—

( a) before employing the young person or child, require the production of a copy of the birth certificate of, or other satisfactory evidence of the age of, the young person or child, as the case may be,

( b) before employing a child, obtain the written permission of the parent or guardian of the child, and

( c) maintain a register, or other satisfactory record, containing, in relation to every young person or child employed by him or her, the following particulars—

(i) the full name of the young person or child,

(ii) the date of birth of the young person or child,

(iii) the time the young person or child commences work each day,

(iv) the time the young person or child finishes work each day,

(v) the rate of wages or salary paid to the young person or child for his or her normal working hours each day, week, month or year, as the case may be, and

(vi) the total amount paid to each young person or child by way of wages or salary.

(2) An employer who fails to comply with the provisions of this section and the parent or guardian of a young person or child who aids or abets an employer in the contravention of this section shall be guilty of an offence.

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Modifications (not altering text):

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Application of Act restricted (2.01.1997) by Protection of Young Persons (Employment of Close Relatives) Regulations 1997 (S.I. No. 2 of 1997), reg. 2.

2. It is hereby prescribed that sections 3, 5, 6 (1) (a) and 11 of the Protection of Young Persons (Employment) Act, 1996 (No. 16 of 1996), shall not apply to the employment of close relatives.