THIRD PARTY ADVERTISEMENT




Child Work Permit Information



A minor desiring to be employed in the entertainment industry must obtain an Entertainment Work Permit. The application for permit can be obtained at any of the Division's District offices. The minor must provide the information called for on the application, to-wit: his/her name, age, birth date, address, sex, height, weight and color of hair and eyes. In addition, such minor must obtain verification in writing from the appropriate school district of the minor's school record and attendance, and must satisfactorily meet the requirements of that school district with respect to age, school record, attendance and health. Such verification of school record and attendance and proof that the school district's requirements with respect to age, school record, attendance and health have been met must be filed with the Division, concurrently with the filing of the application. Such verification and proof may be in any form as provided by the school district if reasonably demonstrative of the information required to be furnished by this subsection. The Division may require in appropriate cases a physical examination of the minor to ensure that the minor's physical condition permits the minor to perform the work or activity called for by the Permit to Employ Minor and Entertainment Work Permit.

Upon the filing by a minor with the Division of a completed Application for Entertainment Work Permit satisfying the requirements of this Section, the Division shall issue an Entertainment Work Permit to such minor. Such permit shall permit the minor to work only under the conditions prescribed by these regulations and in conformity with all provisions of law governing the working hours, health, safety, morals and other conditions of employment of minors. The permit shall be for a period not to exceed six (6) months, and application for renewal must be made in the same manner and under the same conditions as the original permit.

Typically, after an employer agrees to hire a minor, the minor obtains from his or her school a Department of Education form entitled "Statement of Intent to Employ Minor and Request for Work Permit". The form must be completed by the minor and the employer and signed by the minor's parent or guardian and the employer. After returning the completed and signed form to the school, school officials may issue the permit to employ and work.

Permits issued during the school year expire five days after the opening of the next succeeding school year and must be renewed.

Click Here for Statement of Intent to Employ Minor and Request for Work Permit.

Click Here for Child Work Permit Application.

Click Here for I-9 Form.

In general:

  • Most states require a letter from your child’s school indicating that the child is in good academic standing before they will issue a permit.
  • You must also have a copy of your child’s birth certificate available.
  • Always check with your local school and your State’s Department of Labor regarding employment in your area.

For more information about your state’s laws in relation to the employment of minors visit the following websites:


Alabama: http://www.alalabor.state.al.us/CD/Movie%20Release.pdf
http://www.alalabor.state.al.us/PDFs/Work_Permit_Application.pdf


Alaska: http://labor.state.ak.us/lss/childlaw.htm
http://labor.state.ak.us/lss/lssforms.htm


Arizona: http://www.azcommerce.com/Film/Child+Labor+Laws+(Arizona+Youth+Labor+Law).htm


Arkansas: http://www.arkansas.gov/labor/divisions/labor_standards_p1.html


Colorado: http://www.coworkforce.com/emp/know_your_rights.asp


Connecticut: http://www.ctdol.state.ct.us/wgwkstnd/faqs-minors.htm


Delaware: http://www.delawareworks.com/industrialaffairs/services/LaborLawEnforcementInfo.shtml


Florida: http://www.state.fl.us/dbpr/reg/childlabor/index.shtml


Georgia: http://www.dol.state.ga.us/em/child_labor.htm


Hawaii: http://www.hawaiifilmoffice.com/film-permitting/filming-regulations/child-labor-law


Idaho:
http://cl.idaho.gov/Portal/ICL/aliasjobservice/tabID4980/DesktopDefault.aspx
http://www3.state.id.us/idstat/TOC/44013KTOC.html


Illinois: http://www.ilga.gov/commission/jcar/admincode/056/05600250sections.html


Indiana: http://www.in.gov/labor/childlabor/


Kentucky:
http://www.oet.ky.gov/des/pubs/jobser/childlabor.pdf
http://www.labor.ky.gov/ows/employmentstandards/childlaborlaw/


Maine: http://www.maine.gov/labor/labor_laws/wagehour.html


Maryland: http://dllr.state.md.us/labor/empm.html


Massachusetts: http://www.ago.state.ma.us/sp.cfm?pageid=1119


Michigan: http://www.michigan.gov/documents/Work_Permit_FACT_SHEET_July_2006_169123_7.pdf


Minnesota: http://www.doli.state.mn.us/childlbr.html


Mississippi: http://www.mdes.ms.gov/wps/portal#null


Missouri:
http://dolir.missouri.gov/ls/brochures/11-AI.pdf
http://www.dolir.mo.gov/ls/childlabor/


Montana: http://erd.dli.mt.gov/laborstandard/wagehrchild.asp


Nevada: http://www.leg.state.nv.us/NRS/NRS-609.html


New Hampshire: http://www.labor.state.nh.us/youth_employment.asp


North Carolina: http://docsouth.unc.edu/nc/rules1933/rules1933.html


Oklahoma: http://www.ok.gov/~okdol/wh/ChildLabor/CHILDLABORSTATUTES.HTM


Oregon: http://www.boli.state.or.us/BOLI/WHD/CLU/index.shtml


Pennsylvania: http://www.dli.state.pa.us/landi/CWP/view.asp?a=185&Q=58124


Rhode Island: http://www.dlt.ri.gov/ls/childlabor.htm


South Carolina: http://www.llr.state.sc.us/Labor/wages/index.asp?file=childlabor.htm


South Dakota: http://www.state.sd.us/dol/dlm/dlm-home.htm


Tennessee: http://www.state.tn.us/labor-wfd/childlab.html


Texas: http://www.twc.state.tx.us/ui/lablaw/cllsum.html


Utah: http://www.laborcommission.utah.gov/Utah_Antidiscrimination___Labo/Employment_
Standards/Employment_of_Minors/employment_of_minors.html


Vermont: http://www.labor.vermont.gov/


Virginia:
http://www.dli.state.va.us/infocenter/publications/laborlaws/guideforteens_web.pdf
http://www.dli.state.va.us/whatwedo/labor_law/childlabor_faq.html


Washington State: http://www.lni.wa.gov/WorkplaceRights/TeenWorkers/default.asp


Wisconsin: http://www.dwd.state.wi.us/er/labor_standards_bureau/child_labor_laws.htm