37.99.175 PRIVATE ALTERNATIVE ADOLESCENT RESIDENTIAL PROGRAMS: MONEY AND ADOLESCENT TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT
(1) Money earned or received as a gift or allowance must be part of the program participant's personal property and accounted for separately from the program funds.
(2) If the program is partly supported by institutional production on a commercial basis, the program must comply with state and federal child labor and minimum wage laws.
(3) For program participants aged 16 and older, a program may assist in:
(a) preparing the program participant for economic independence;
(b) referring the program participant to the appropriate independent living program if applicable; and
(c) obtaining skills necessary for employment as determined to be appropriate to meet the individual's needs. Such skills include:
(i) completing applications;
(ii) personal appearances for employment situations;
(iii) attitudes toward employment; and
(iv) interviewing for jobs.
(4) A program must distinguish between tasks which program participants are expected to perform as part of living together, jobs to earn spending money, and jobs performed for vocational training. Program participants may not be compelled to work for the program without prior approval of the parent/legal guardian.
(5) Program participants may be given age appropriate, non-vocational work assignments within the program participant's capabilities as a constructive experience. The work assignment must comply with all state and federal labor laws, and regulations.
History: 52-2-803, 52-2-805, MCA; IMP, 52-2-803, 52-2-805, 52-2-809, MCA; NEW, 2019 MAR p. 2029, Eff. 11/9/19.