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WHAT IS A WORK PERMIT? And FAQ
A Work Permit is a legal document required by the state that allows a person under the age of 18 or still in high school to hold a job. The purpose of a Work Permit is to protect the student from illegal working conditions and keep the student in school.
HOW DO I GET A WORK PERMIT?
You must have a job or job offer to get a Work Permit. See Mrs. Dimitruk in counseling.
AT WHAT AGE CAN I GET A WORK PERMIT?
In most cases, students must be at least 14 years old.
DO I NEED A WORK PERMIT FOR BABYSITTING, YARD WORK OR PAPER ROUTES? NO
TO GET OR KEEP A WORK PERMIT, MUST I ATTEND SCHOOL? Yes. Students must meet attendance requirements.
HOW OFTEN DO I NEED TO GET A WORK PERMIT? Each time you are hired for a new job, a new Work Permit is necessary. All Work Permits expire shortly after school starts in September, even if you have the same job.
HOW MANY HOURS MAY I WORK?
AGE 14 OR 15 School in Session School not in Session
3 hours per day 8 hours per day 18 hours weekly maximum 40 hours weekly maximum No later than 7:00 PM No later than 9:00 PM AGE 16 OR 17 School in Session School not in Session 4 hours per day 8 hours per day 28 hours weekly maximum 48 hours weekly maximum No later than 10:00 PM No later than 12:30 The school is allowed to limit the total hours per week to 20 if it is considered to be in the best interest of the student.
WHERE CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION: See Mrs. Dimitruk in the counseling office.