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With some exceptions, no child under sixteen years of age may be employed unless the employer procures and keeps on file an employment certificate, issued by the child's school. For information on the exceptions to this provision, refer to Child Labor Law.
You can download the employment certificate by clicking on the following link: Employment Certificate for Minors 14 and 15 years old
When the Department of Labor finds it to be in the best interests of the child, the Department of Labor may issue a special permit waiving certain restrictions for any child employed as a performer in the performing arts subject to such conditions as the Department of Labor deems necessary.
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.