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Are there any employment restrictions that apply to local employees?

Special laws protect various aspects of female employees such as maternity benefits. 'Minor' employees between the ages of 16 and 18 are also protected under special occupational health and safety measures, including special procedures for hiring minors. Hiring children less than 16 years of age is strictly prohibited. Employers must also implement occupational health and safety programs in the workplace, and conduct regular physical examinations for employees in hazardous occupations.

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