Is An Employment Certificate Required For A Minor?

Youth employment certificates are required for all youth under the age of 18. Some exemptions are allowed for public sector, domestic, and agricultural employers. Certificates are issued by the by the local county Department of Social Services, either in the county where the youth will work or in the county where the youth resides. In some counties, certain school personnel have been designated to issue certificates.

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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