Education Code §§ 49110 et seq. provide that minors under the age of 18, with some limited exceptions, must have a work permit issued by the student’s respective school district, county office of education, or charter school, in order to be employed.
The Governor signed Senate Bill (“SB”) 1428 on September 14, 2018, which effective on January 1, 2019, adds Education Code § 49120.
This new law will remove attendance and grade requirements (including grade point average) established by a Local Educational Agency (“LEA”) for a student to participate in a government-administered employment and training program which occurs during the student’s summer recess or regular school vacation period. LEAs can still impose attendance and grade requirements for work experiences that will occur during the regular school year while school is in session.
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Legal Update written by Carl D. Corbin, General Counsel.
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