School is back in session in Florida. Teenagers who have worked summer jobs — hopefully without any injuries requiring a workers’ compensation case of any kind — are back in the classrooms, others are still working part time after school. Responsible employers know that there are special job safety rules for teens.
There are specific rules under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) when it comes to work in industries like construction, restaurants and grocery stores for teenagers. The rules are there to keep teens safe while at work. Under the rules, some tasks are completely prohibited altogether.