OLR Bill Analysis
AN ACT CONCERNING MANUFACTURING INTERNSHIPS.
The bill expands the exceptions to the prohibition against minors working in hazardous duty jobs to include minors participating in a manufacturing internship in any manufacturing establishment.
By law, with certain exceptions, no minor can work in any occupation deemed a health hazard by the Department of Public Health or otherwise hazardous by the labor department (DOL). The law exempts from this prohibition:
1. 16- and 17- year olds in bona fide apprenticeship courses in manufacturing or mechanical establishments, vocational schools, or public schools;
2. minors who have graduated from a public or private secondary or vocational school and are employed in manufacturing or mechanical establishments;
3. minors enrolled in cooperative work-study programs approved by the State Department of Education and DOL; and
4. participants in a Connecticut career certificate program.
EFFECTIVE DATE: July 1, 2012
Higher Education and Employment Advancement Committee