In July 2007, the AGO launched a "splash" page, www.LaborLowDown.com, as part of an educational campaign for teenagers. The splash page, or "micro site," was created to directly target teenagers and present them with a specific set of facts within the area of youth employment rights, including minimum wage, hazardous jobs, supervision, and hour restrictions. Each page within the site provides an overview of the laws in these specific areas, and links for more information on the Attorney General's Office website.
- Visit www.LaborLowDown.com.
Posters for Teens
The centerpiece of the 2008 campaign is a series of posters, with the theme, "Do You Work?" The poster, available in English, Spanish and Portuguese, targets teens and presents them with basic information on the minimum wage and obtaining a work permit, as well as hour restrictions, guidelines around supervision and safety restrictions for working teens. Copies of the posters in all languages were sent to every Superintendent in every school district across the Commonwealth. To view and download the "Do You Work?" poster:
- "Do You Work?" poster (PDF)
- "Você trabalha?" (PDF) ("Do You Work?" poster, Portuguese)
- "¿Trabajas?" (PDF) ("Do You Work?" poster, Spanish)
Reaching Out to Parents
As part of this outreach, the AGO also provided every Superintendent with a sample letter to parents, explaining some basic youth employment laws and encouraging parents/guardians to familiarize themselves with the most current child labor laws. The letter, co-signed by Attorney General Martha Coakley, was also accompanied by a Youth Employment Laws Fact Sheet, outlining these laws and highlighting the Attorney General's youth employment Web resources. To download and view these materials: