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Age Rule Module in TimeForge

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Scheduling minors to work? Don’t ever worry about it again! There is an Age Rule module in the TimeForge labor scheduling software. TimeForge Age Rules enable your business to adhere to company, state, or federal mandates regarding minors and seniors in the workforce. For example, if employees under age 16 are restricted from working more than 20 hours per week, TimeForge can help you set up and enforce this restriction on the Age Rules page. The module tracks both minor rules and senior rules.

Examples of age rules include:

  • Employees from ages 18 to 65 can work 8 hour shifts, up to 40 hours per week
  • Employees between the ages of 15 to 17 can work no more than 5 hours per day, up to 25 hours per week
  • Seniors over age 65 cannot work more than 4 hour shifts, and cannot work on weekends

Why should you care about adhering to age rules?

Employers can get in trouble for employing minors, especially when it comes to federal laws. For example, if an employer in the United States employs any worker under age 18 for more than 4 hours per day or 20 hours per week, they are required to follow the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) guidelines. If they don’t follow the FLSA guidelines, they can receive heavy fines.

To prove compliance with the law, you can use TimeForge to create reports based on the age rules you’ve set. This will help your businesses remain compliant with labor laws and avoid fines.

If you have any questions about how our Age Rule module can help your organization manage underage employees in the workforce, please let us know. We are always happy to answer any questions!

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