1.2 Labor Rights Copy
The EU has adopted minimum requirements for the protection of young workers (under 18 years of age) and their health and safety at work. The employment of young people must be strictly controlled and protected under the conditions provided for in the Directive (European Commission, n.d.).
The European Union is in line with the Internation Labour Organization recommendation, where completing compulsory schooling is a major consideration in defining the minimum age for work or 15 years old in any event.
- Exceptionally, children between the ages of 13 and 15 can do light work or some cultural, artistic, sports and advertising activities as well as certain training contracts as long as they do not threaten their health and safety, or interfere with their education or professional orientation and training (International Labour Organization, n.d.)
Other relevant aspects to be considered within the labor rights of young people are (Your Europe, 2020)
If you want to know more, you can consult specific information about these protection of young people at work (COUNCIL DIRECTIVE 94/33/EC of 22 June 1994 on the Protection of Young People at Work, 1994).