Work Permit Information:
Work permits or employment certificates must be obtained for all minors 14 and 15 years of age before beginning work.
Child Labor Law Regulates the employment of workers under 16 years of age. The law protects children by:
- Requiring employment certificates. The certificate confirms that a minor is old enough to work, physically capable to perform the job and that the job will not interfere with the minor's education.
- Prohibiting work in hazardous occupations.
- Limiting working hours. All work before 7 a.m. and after 7 p.m. is prohibited. However, work until 9 p.m. is allowed from June 1 through Labor Day.
- Requiring that a child performer in an artistic or creative service have a trust fund set up in their name where 15% of their gross earnings will be deposited.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call our office at (815) 434-0780
Work Permit FAQS
- Who is required to obtain a work permit?
- What hours can a minor legally work?
- What kind of jobs are minors prohibited from performing?
- Do minors who are too young to attend school require a "work permit" for modeling/acting/performance work?
- What if I have questions concerning 16-17-year-old workers?