Is A Work Permit Required For Employment Of A Minor?

The minimum age for employment in Delaware is 14 years. Anyone under the age of 18 must have a work permit on file with their employer. A new permit is required when a minor changes employers. Work permits are available at all Delaware public high schools and middle schools; some school district offices; and Department of Labor offices in Wilmington, Dover, Milford, and Georgetown.

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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