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2006 Florida Statutes

SECTION 161
Chapter not to affect career education of children; other exceptions.
Section 450.161, Florida Statutes 2006

450.161  Chapter not to affect career education of children; other exceptions.--Nothing in this chapter shall prevent minors of any age from receiving career education furnished by the United States, this state, or any county or other political subdivision of this state and duly approved by the Department of Education or other duly constituted authority, nor any apprentice indentured under a plan approved by the 1Division of Jobs and Benefits, or prevent the employment of any minor 14 years of age or older when such employment is authorized as an integral part of, or supplement to, such a course in career education and is authorized by regulations of the district school board of the district in which such minor is employed, provided the employment is in compliance with the provisions of ss. 450.021(4) and 450.061 Exemptions for the employment of student learners 16 to 18 years of age are provided in s. 450.061 Such an exemption shall apply when:

(1)  The student learner is enrolled in a youth vocational training program under a recognized state or local educational authority.

(2)  Such student learner is employed under a written agreement which provides:

(a)  That the work of the student learner in the occupation declared particularly hazardous shall be incidental to the training.

(b)  That such work shall be intermittent and for short periods of time and under the direct and close supervision of a qualified and experienced person.

(c)  That safety instructions shall be given by the school and correlated by the employer with on-the-job training.

(d)  That a schedule of organized and progressive work processes to be performed on the job shall have been prepared.

Each such written agreement shall contain the name of the student learner and shall be signed by the employer, the school coordinator and principal, and the parent or legal guardian. Copies of each agreement shall be kept on file by both the school and the employer. This exemption for the employment of student learners may be revoked in any individual situation when it is found that reasonable precautions have not been observed for the safety of minors employed thereunder. A high school graduate may be employed in an occupation in which he or she has completed training as a student learner, as provided in this section, even though he or she is not yet 18 years of age.

History.--s. 1, ch. 28240, 1953; s. 7, ch. 61-182; ss. 15, 17, 35, ch. 69-106; s. 1, ch. 69-300; s. 1, ch. 73-283; s. 2, ch. 75-195; s. 40, ch. 83-174; s. 29, ch. 95-345; s. 2, ch. 96-356.

1Note.--The division was deleted by s. 2, ch. 99-240.