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Minors under the age of 14 are allowed to work only in limited areas such as the entertainment industry. An entertainment permit is required to do so. A minor who is 14 or 15 years old must give an employer a completed work certificate before working during school months. The work certificate is approved and issued by the local public school superintendent's office and requires parental consent. Click on the links below to download work certificate forms:
The employment of young people over the age of 16 does not fall under Missouri law, but some restrictions do exist under federal law.
Have you been discriminated against by a potential or current employer -- as a job applicant or current employee? To best protect your legal rights you should discuss your situation with an employment lawyer. Meet with a local employment attorney sooner rather than later to protect your rights.