Protection of Young Persons (Employment) Act 1996
Employment of young persons under licence.
7.— (1) The Minister may, by licence, permit an individual employer to employ young persons on terms specified in the licence in lieu of any of those referred to in section 6 (1) and may attach to the licence such conditions as the Minister sees fit:
Provided that the Minister is satisfied that—
( a) the terms of the licence are in compliance with the terms of the Directive,
( b) the health, welfare and safety of the employees affected will not be endangered, and
( c) compliance with one or more of the terms of section 6 (1) would be impractical due to the seasonal nature of the work or the technical or organisational requirements of the work or for other substantial reasons.
(2) Before granting a licence under subsection (1), the Minister shall consult such representatives of employers and representatives of employees as the Minister considers appropriate.