White Paper

Child Labor Laws Are Changing: How Could This Impact Workers’ Comp?

An increase in the teen workforce could impact workplace injury and claims management.

White Paper Summary

Over the last couple of years, several states have proposed – and in some cases enacted – laws that reduce age requirements to enter the workforce, as well as expand the types and duration of work that minors can participate in.

If this trend continues and more teen workers enter the workforce, there are some potential impacts to consider related to risk and frequency for workplace injury, as well as care considerations as they relate to these young populations.

Evidence demonstrates that younger workers are more prone to workplace injury, which raises questions and considerations for overall worker population safety impacts as more minors enter the workforce.

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Healthesystems is a leading provider of Pharmacy Benefit Management (PBM) & Ancillary Benefits Management programs for the workers' compensation industry.

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