Furniture Designer Legally Employs Young Sons To Add Imperfect Finishing Touches
Dutch labor laws allow kids to express their creativity as well as earn money, while still protecting their time and preserving their childhood experience.
Dutch industrial designer Lucas Maassen recently employed his three sons and made them each sign an official professional working contract. Thijme (9 years old), Julian and Maris (both 7 years old) work in compliance with Dutch child labor laws. This means, they're limited to working only three hours per week.
The three sons work every Tuesday 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. with a 15-minute break in between. They receive €1 per furniture piece completed and have employee benefits such as 12 vacation days per year and receive a 5% salary vacation allowance per annum.