EMPLOYMENT RULES: Work permit reminder for employers

By Aileen MacLennan

Employers in Argyll and Bute, including Helensburgh, Cardross and Garelochside, and employers in West Dunbartonshire also, are being reminded that a work permit is required for all young people aged between 14 and 16 who work part-time while still at school.

Argyll and Bute Council is committed to the protection of children in employment, and has a number of byelaws which state the rules and regulations governing the employment of children – one of which is a valid work permit.

The work permit is free of charge and must be signed by the head teacher from the young person’s school, as well as a parental guardian and employer.

For more information, and to download an application form for the permit, visit: www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/education-and-learning/employment-children

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