Conf. univ. dr., Facultatea de Drept, Universitatea din Craiova; Cercetător şt. III, Institutul de Cercetări Socio-Umane „C. S. Nicolăescu-Plopşor” din Craiova, al Academiei Române;
Children, teenagers and young people can be at particular risk at their workplace because they lack experience, training and awareness.For fixing a minimum age for employment of chil dren and to establish minimum requirements for the protection of their health, safety and physical and mental development, the EU has adopted Directive 94/33/ EC on the protection of young people at work. In Romania, for under-18 year-olds, including those on vocational training and work experience placements and those doing casual work while still at school or college, more specific regulations apply covering restrictions regarding their exposure to hazards, working hours and employers’ abuses. After analyzing the provisions of Directive no. 94/33/EC and those of our national legislation, the author concludes that, although largely complied with the provisions of this Directive, the Romanian Labor Code and related laws are more restrictive, preventing the undertaking of facile work or activities in the cultural, artistic, sports or advertising fields by minors aged between 13 and 15 years old.
children, teenagers, young people, employment age, protection