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700 - Personnel

705.12 Child Labor

Date Adopted: 08/19/2009
Date Revised: 
References: 41-2-108, 41-2-115 M.C.A.; 19 CFR 570.35
Issuing Office: Administration and Finance
Approved By: Susan Briggs

  1. Policy

    The University of Montana Western may employ minors (i.e., individuals under 18 years of age) in certain types of work in compliance with state and federal laws. Under Montana law, the University may not employ a minor who is under 14 years of age.

  2. Purpose

    The purpose of this policy is to provide guidelines for employment of minors at UMW.

  3. Procedures

    1. Hours of Work

      Work hours are restricted for minors between the ages of 14 and 17.

    2. Rate of Pay

      Minimum wage standards apply to minors employed by the University.

    3. Occupations

      Certain occupations are prohibited for minors based upon their age.

    Refer to 41-2-1 M.C.A. for specific guidelines and restrictions (http://data.opi.state.mt.us/bills/mca_toc/41_2_1.htm )

    Questions concerning employment of minors should be directed to the Human Resources Office prior to hiring anyone under 18 years of age.

  4. Authority

    41-2-1, M.C.A.; 19 CFR 570.35

  5. Responsibility

    Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance/Student Affairs, Supervisors, Associate Director of Human Resource Services