Listed below are some quick and easy rules to keep in mind when hiring youths.
important: No one under the age of 14 may be hired under ANY circumstances.
A UNH department which hires youth employees should follow the UNH policy and procedures for working with youth in the workplace; specifically conducting background checks and completing the UNH online Protection of Minors training for those adults who will be working with minors. For any questions, contact your HR Partner.
REVIEW: UNH Policy - Protection of Minors & UNH Procedures for the Protection of Minors
PROCESS for hiring youth at UNH:
- Hiring supervisor completes the “Youth Employment Request Form”. UNH Human Resources approval is required before a department hires youth under the age of 16.
- Youths 14 and 15 years old must provide "State of New Hampshire Employer's Request for Child Labor" form signed by the employer and taken to school department.
- Youths 16 and 17 years old must provide the "State of New Hampshire Proof of Permission for the Employment of a Youth age 16 or 17" form permitting employment. Exception: A youth age 16 or 17 who has graduated from high school or obtained a general equivalency diploma (GED) does not need permission from a parent or legal guardian.
- Youths 14-17 years old who are working or volunteering in a UNH Youth Program must provide two letters of reference. See reference form for further instructions.
- For youth who may be exposed to a high hazard area, the "Children in High Hazard Areas" form is to be completed. A completed, signed copy is to be submitted to: UNH Human Resources, and UNH Office of Environmental Health and Safety.