Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Department of Labor Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Creates the Manufacturing Mentorship Program to be administered by the Department of Labor for the purpose of exposing minors who are 17 years of age to manufacturing occupations in the State through temporary employment with an employer. Provides for educational and training requirements that an employer must satisfy to ensure the safety of minors. Provides that the Director of Labor, in consultation with employers, shall adopt rules specifying a list of the tools that a minor who is employed under the program may operate during the minor's employment in a manufacturing occupation. Amends the Child Labor Law. Provides that nothing in the Act applies to the employment of a minor, 17 years of age, in a manufacturing occupation under the Manufacturing Mentorship Program. Effective July 1, 2024.
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Creates the Manufacturing Mentorship Program Act. Reinserts the provisions of the introduced bill amending the Department of Labor Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois into the Act. Expands program eligibility to minors who are 16 or 17 years of age. Removes provisions prohibiting an employer from: (i) permitting a minor who is 17 years of age to operate a tool minors of that age are permitted to operate unless the minor is employed by the employer under the program and(ii) permitting a minor who is 17 years of age who is employed by the employer under the program to operate a tool prohibited for use by minors of that age pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938. Makes other changes. Effective July 1, 2024.