Is A Work Permit Required For Employment Of A Minor?

An employment certificate is required for minors under the age of 16. The certificate is issued by the Department of Labor. Application requires submission of proof of age, a description of the work and work schedule, and written consent of the parent or guardian.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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