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Youth Employment System (YES)

NEW YOUTH-EMPLOYMENT LAW NOW IN EFFECT

Avoid expensive penalties. Set up your YES account today.

Indiana’s new youth-employment law is now fully in effect. Effective July 1, Indiana has eliminated work permits* completely, and now requires all employers with five or more minor employees (under age 18) to begin using the Indiana Department of Labor’s Youth Employment System (YES) to track and report minor-employee information.

YES has been available since June 1, and thousands of employers have already set up their accounts and collectively registered tens of thousands of minor employees. Employers who fail to comply with the new law that goes could face penalties of up to $400 per infraction, per minor employee.

YES is simple and easy to use. Employers can access the app via their smart device, such as your smartphone or tablet, as well as their desktop or laptop. Once they’ve set up their employer profile, they can enter your minor data – name, age and hire date – within minutes.

The new system will not impact the state’s work-hour requirement for minors, and all employers must still comply with the Teens Work Hour restrictions and Prohibited and Hazardous Occupation restrictions for minors.

*Indiana employers must keep all work permits issued prior to July 1, 2021 for two years.

To see a video tutorial of the YES registration process click here.

For a video tutorial on how to access the YES Knowledgebase (FAQs) click here.