Special Education staff working with high school students should become familiar with many of the resources that are available to support their students and families as they transition to adult life.  

  • California Resource Network for Young Worker's Health and Safety- Information on workplace rights and responsibilities, work hours and job restrictions, hazards on the job, way to prevent job injuries and more.  
  • ELaws - Child Labor Laws- Changes to youth employment rules went into effect 2/14/2005.  This Department of Labor website offers updated comprehensive information on wages, hours, and jobs.  This is an excellent source of information written in plain language.  
  • Job Accommodation Network (JAN) - The Job Accommodation Network is a service of the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) of the U.S. Department of Labor.  JAN is one of several ODEP projects.  JAN's mission is to facilitate the employment  and retention of workers with disabilities by providing employers, employment providers, people with disabilities, their family members and  other interested parties with information on job accommodations, self-employment and small business opportunities and related subjects.  JAN's efforts are in support of the employment, including self-employment and small business ownership, of people with disabilities.  JAN represents the most comprehensive resource for job accommodations available.  
  • Notification of Age of Majority
  • Youth Rules!- What are your rights as a teenager in finding a job and keeping it?  Here's where you find out!