5:008 Employment of Minors
|Austin Peay State
|Employment of Minors
||February 2, 2017
||Vice President for Finance and Administration
It is the policy of Austin Peay State University that the employment of minors be
allowed based on the criteria established in this policy.
The purpose of this policy is to establish the criteria and process for employment
of minors at the University.
-Employment of Minors
- The University has adopted the following policy concerning age restrictions and conditions
- No person under the age of sixteen (16) may be employed by the University.
- Minors who are sixteen (16) or seventeen (17) may be employed under the following
- This employment must not interfere with the minor's health or well-being.
- If the minor is enrolled in school, this employment may not be during those hours
when the minor is required to attend class.
- A minor must have a 30-minute unpaid break or meal period if scheduled to work 6 hours
consecutively. However, this break or meal period may not occur during or before the
first hour of scheduled work activity.
- Minors must not be employed in connection with the following:
- Occupations in or about establishments storing explosives or articles containing explosive
components or potentially hazardous chemicals;
- Motor vehicle driving occupations;
- Occupations involved in the operation of power-driven woodworking machines;
- Occupations involving exposure to radioactive substances and to ionizing radiations;
- Occupations involved in the operation of elevator and other power-driven hoisting
- Occupations involved in the operation of power-driven metal forming, punching, and
- Occupations involved in the operation of hazardous power-driven bakery machines;
- Occupations involved in the operation of circular saws and band saws;
- Occupations involved in the operation of packing, processing, or rendering;
- Occupations involved in the operations of hazardous power-driven paper products machines;
- Occupations involved in wrecking, demolition, and shipbreaking operations;
- Occupations involved in roofing operations;
- Occupations in excavation operations.
- The provisions of this policy shall not apply to any minor who:
- Is sixteen (16) or seventeen (17) years of age and not enrolled in school, or is lawfully
excused from compulsory school attendance under T.C.A. § 49-6-3005.
- Copies of documents to support this exception must be in the minor's personnel record
maintained by the Office of Human Resources.
- This is the exemption covering theJTPA program:
- A minor may be employed if he/she is an enrollee in a public employment program which
is conducted or funded by the federal government, provided that the employer (JTPA
director) has on file in his/her personnel records an unrevoked written statement
from a representative of the federal agency administering that program certifying
the enrollment of said minor in the program.
- Before any minor shall be employed, the University shall obtain from the minor a verification
of age by requiring the minor to provide the University with a copy of the minor's
birth certificate, or other available evidence such as a baptismal certificate or
passport. A valid verification of age shall be conclusive evidence of the age of the
minor to whom it is issued.
- Under certain University programs designed to attract students at an early age to
the health sciences or other fields, individuals under the age of 16 may be employed
in those educational programs on a term or summer basis with written approval by the
President or his/her designee.
- All prohibited activities specified in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and those
requirements of the State of Tennessee Child Labor Law must be observed.
APSU Policy 5:008 - Issued: February 2, 2017
President: signature on file