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WORK PERMITS ARE PROCESSED AT YOUR SCHOOL SITE
To obtain your Work Permit:
- Download a “Request for Work Permit and Statement of Intent to Employ Minor” form.
- Employer completes and signs Section 1 (“Statement of Employer”).
- Complete Section 2 (“Statement of Parent or Guardian Regarding Minor”) and obtain a signature from your parent/guardian.
- Bring your completed Request form to your school site. A 24 hour turn around may apply for processing of work permits.
Please note: Students must be present with identification when the work permit is issued. Incomplete forms will delay processing your Work Permit. Parents may not sign for students.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: If I’ve graduated from high school, do I need a work permit?
A: Once a minor is no longer subject to the state’s compulsory education laws, he/she is not considered a minor for purposes of the state’s child labor laws (labor code 1286[c]). Therefore, a high school graduate does not require a permit and may work in any occupation.
Q: If I have more than one job, do I need more than one work permit?
A: Yes, you will need a separate work permit for each job that you hold.
Q: When do work permits expire?
A: Summer 2020 work permits expire five days after the beginning of the next school year.
Q: Can my parent/guardian bring in my Request for Work Permit and be issued a work permit?
A: No, you must bring in your Request for Work Permit after it has been completed. The student must be present when the work permit is issued AND bring a picture ID.
Q: Can I start working when my employer signs the Request for Work Permit?
A: No, you must have the work permit issued first before you can begin working.
Q: What ages are required to have a work permit?
A: Any student under the age of 18 who has not graduated from high school must have a work permit on file.
Q: Can I get a work permit at my high school?
A: Yes, during the summer, work permits are issued at the school sites only.
HOURS OF WORK
The following restrictions and spread of hours are for summer employment and considered vacation permits.
- 16 and 17 year olds: 8 hours per day with a maximum of 48 hours per week.
- 14 and 15 year olds: 8 hours per day with a maximum of 40 hours per week.
- 12 and 13 year olds: May be employed only during school holidays and vacations. Employment is restricted to certain household occupations, messengers, delivery, and agriculture.