Employment of Minors/Working Papers for Minors

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NOTE: Both employers and minor workers should read information about permitted occupations, hours of work, and wages at the following Connecticut State Department of Labor website: www.ctdol.state.ct.us/wgwkstnd/faqs-minors.htm

Excerpt from Connecticut State Department of Labor’s web site:

CHECKLIST FOR MINORS APPLYING FOR STATEMENT OF AGE/WORKING PAPERS

If the answers to all of the above questions are “YES”, take your “promise of employment” and proof of age and go to the public high school in your town, or contact your Superintendent of Schools. Working papers are obtained at your public high school. You MUST have working papers before you start work.

EMPLOYERS’ CHECKLIST FOR EMPLOYMENT OF MINORS/YOUTH EMPLOYMENT

NOTE: Working papers for minors are sometimes referred to as “Work Permits”.

For additional information, see the Connecticut Judicial Branch Law Libraries, “Labor Law and the Family” guide: http://www.jud.ct.gov/lawlib/Notebooks/Pathfinders/LaborLawandtheFamily/labor.pdf

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SOURCE: Connecticut State Department of Labor Workplace Standards Division website
PREPARED BY: 211/pt
CONTENT LAST REVIEWED: September2017