There have been multiple times where at the end of a shift there is still tasks to be completed but the supervisor tells my other coworkers to clock out and clocks out herself leaving me alone to finish the tasks even though I am a minor.
It depends on how old you are and how late it is. The law does not necessarily require minor workers be supervised.
Good luck to you.
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Here are some basic laws regarding child labor:
California child labor laws prohibit employers from employing 16 and 17 years olds in any occupation declared particularly hazardous for the employment of 16 and 17 years olds by the federal government in the Code of Federal Regulations. CA Labor Code 1294.1(b)
Youth who are 16 and 17 years old are also prohibited from working for any obscene, indecent, or immoral purposes, exhibition, or practice whatsoever. CA Labor Code 1308(a)(3)
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Hours of work
California child labor laws permit employers to employ 16 and 17 year old youth for the following hours in a workweek and in a workday:
when school is in session
up to 4 hours on school days outside of school hours
up to 8 hours on non-school days or days preceding non-school days
up to 48 hours per week
between 5:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m., except on evenings proceding non-school days 16 and 17 year olds may work until 12:30 a.m.
14 and 15 year old youth may not work while school is in session if they have not completed 7th grade
when school is not in session
up to 8 hours per day
up to 48 hours per week
between 7:00 a.m. and 12:30 a.m., so long as the day does not preceed a school day
CA Labor Code 1391, 1392; CA Education Code 49112, 49116
Youth who are 16 and 17 years old and enrolled in a work experience or cooperative vocational program approved by the California Department of Education may work until 12:30 a.m. on any day and may work more than up to 8 hours on a school day. CA Labor Code 1391, 1392; CA Education Code 49116 Additionally, 16 and 17 year olds who work in agricultural packing plants during peak harvest season may work up to 10 hours on days when school is not in session if they have received a special permit from the Labor Commissioner to do so. CA Labor Code 1393
High school graduates or youth awarded certificates of proficiency may be employed for the same hours as adults. CA Labor Code 1286
None of the laws require an adult be present. If you are uncomfortable being left alone at night speak to your manager about your concerns. Be diplomatic. Learning how to communicate at work is good life lesson.
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