10A NCAC 70I .0612 WORK
(a) A residential child-care facility shall provide opportunities for each child to learn the value of work and the development of good work habits.
(b) The residential child-care facility shall comply with the provisions of the NC Wage and Hour Act concerning age, abilities, hours of labor and hazardous occupations in the assignment of work to children.
(c) The residential child-care facility shall not substitute children for employed staff in assigning work.
(d) The residential child-care facility shall not require children to be solely responsible for any major phase of operation or maintenance of the home such as cooking, laundering, housekeeping, farming, or repair work.
(e) The residential child-care facility shall not require children to work for the purpose of paying the facility for their cost of care except when adolescents or young adults preparing for independent living enter into written agreements with the facility and are paid for their work and assume a gradual degree of responsibility for their own needs.
(f) The residential child-care facility shall provide children who are on work assignments with adult supervision.
(g) The residential child-care facility shall ensure that children's work assignments do not interfere with school, recreation, study period, adequate sleep, community contacts and family time.
History Note: Authority G.S. 131D-10.5; 143B-153;
Eff. July 1, 1999 (See S.L. 1999, c. 237, s. 11.30);
Amended Eff. October 1, 2008; July 18, 2002;
Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. April 5, 2016.