Is An Employment Certificate Required For Employment Of A Minor?

The Youth Employment Certificate is required for any youth 12 to 15 years old and must be on file at the employer's place of business within three business days of the first day of employment. Once a youth finds a job, the employer should than give them what is called an employers request for child labor form completed. The youth then would bring that to their local school or superintendents office and they will issue the certificate Employers are required to have on file at the work place, at the time employment begins, written permission by the parent or guardian of a 16 or 17 year old permitting the youth's employment.

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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