2018 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 34 - LABOR AND WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION
Chapter 2
Section 34:2-21.17d - Employment of minors as volunteers for certain nonprofit organizations

Section: 34:2-21.17d: Employment of minors as volunteers for certain nonprofit organizations

1. Concurrent with all other provisions of P.L.1940, c.153 (C.34:2-21.1 et seq.), minors who are 14 through 17 years of age shall be permitted to work as volunteers for nonprofit organizations engaged in the construction of affordable housing as determined by the Commissioner of Labor subject to the following provisions:

a. That under no circumstances shall a minor be permitted to work in a project involving the construction of affordable housing that is in any way associated with a profit-making commercial enterprise;

b. That no minor shall operate, perform maintenance, clean, inspect or work in, about, or in connection with any power-driven machinery involved in the construction of affordable housing;

c. That no minor shall engage in the construction of affordable housing without the safety equipment required by law;

d. That no minor shall be permitted to work as a volunteer in the construction of affordable housing except under the direct supervision of an adult;

e. That no minor shall be exposed to hazardous waste products or other hazardous substances;

f. That no minor shall be permitted to work on any excavation, scaffolding or roofing;

g. That no minor shall be permitted to work:



(1) during school hours;



(2) before 7 a.m.;



(3) after 7 p.m.; except that minors may work until 9 p.m. between Memorial Day and Labor Day;

(4) for more than five consecutive hours without a half-hour break; and

(5) for more than 18 hours per week when school is in session; and



h. That the nonprofit organization engaged in the construction of affordable housing has secured liability insurance to provide compensation for all injuries, including, but not limited to, occupational illness, sustained by minors working voluntarily in the construction of affordable housing. The insurance required by this section shall have coverage limits of at least $2,500,000 per occurrence, at least $2,500,000 aggregate per year and $250,000 for property damage, or such higher amounts as the Commissioner of Insurance may promulgate from time to time to adjust for inflation.

L.1994,c.82,s.1.

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