State and federal laws are in effect. According to Massachusetts law, if a business wants to hire a worker under the age of 18, they must first get a juvenile work permit.
Employees who are exempt from the FLSA's maximum hour limits, such as those in executive, administrative, or professional responsibilities, are not covered by this portion of the law.
Employees may become confused about these laws. As Kun demonstrates, ensuring that managers and workers are aware of break laws might help to avoid problems in the future.