HARRISBURG – Knowing teenagers learn the importance of hard work and responsibility through their early work experience, the House today approved legislation by Rep. Torren Ecker (R-Adams/Cumberland) to make it easier for them to join the workforce.
“My first job was washing dishes in a diner, and I still carry with me the valuable lessons I learned there as a teenager,” Ecker said. “This bill will help teens land jobs, contribute to the economy and learn the worth of working hard.”
In order for a teen to receive a work permit, he or she must sign the permit in front of the issuing officer, who must then examine it. This signature regulation was waived by the administration during the pandemic. House Bill 1829 would permanently remove the requirement.
“At a time when there are numerous open jobs and businesses struggling to fill positions, removing their barrier to enter the workforce will help drive our economy all while helping teens gain work experience,” Ecker said.
House Bill 1829
now goes to the Senate for consideration.
Representative Torren Ecker
193rd Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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