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Permission to Work Form for Minors

Minor Name: ________

Minor Date of Birth: ________

Minor Signature: __________________

Date: _______________________


Information:
The federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) sets the minimum age of employment for workers in the United States as well as certain minimum standards, such as a cap on hours, for minor workers under the age of 16. Each state, however, also has certain restrictions on minors working. It is always a good idea to consult with an attorney licensed in your particular state to understand the laws around minors working.

The standards set by the FLSA are as follows (please be advised the standards for minors working may be more restrictive in individual states, but may not be less restrictive in the areas covered by federal law and that in all applicable cases, the more restrictive standard, be that federal or state, will apply):

  • Minors may not work in any positions or fields declared hazardous by the Secretary of Labor.
  • Those 18 years of age or older: no restrictions on work
  • 16- and 17-year-olds: may not work in hazardous positions, but no restrictions on hours worked
    • 16 is the general age minimum provided by the FLSA for employment unless the Secretary for Labor issues a regulation or order otherwise
  • 14- and 15-year-olds may only work outside normal school hours.
    • Additionally, may not work:
      • More than 18 hours per week while school is in session
      • More than 40 hours per week while school is not in session
      • More than 3 hours a day on school days
      • More than 8 hours a day on non-school days
      • Before 7:00 AM or after 7:00 PM, except from June 1 until Labor Day, during which time may work until 9:00 PM
    • May work only in the following fields (provided by YouthRules.gov):
      • retail
      • intellectual or creative work such as computer programming, teaching, tutoring, singing, acting, or playing an instrument
      • errands or delivery work by foot, bicycle and public transportation
      • clean-up and yard work which does not include using power-driven mowers, cutters, trimmers, edgers, or similar equipment
      • work in connection with cars and trucks such as dispensing gasoline or oil and washing or hand polishing;
      • some kitchen and food service work including reheating food, washing dishes, cleaning equipment, and limited cooking
      • cleaning vegetables and fruits, wrapping sealing, and labeling, weighing pricing, and stocking of items when performed in areas separate from a freezer or meat cooler
      • loading or unloading objects for use at a worksite including rakes, hand-held clippers, and shovels
      • 14 and 15-year-olds who meet certain requirements can perform limited tasks in sawmills and woodshops
      • 15-year-olds who meet certain requirements can perform lifeguard duties at traditional swimming pools and water amusement park.

State Standards: Standards on minors working for the state of Alabama are as follows (please be advised the following is not to be considered a comprehensive list - rules and statutes for individual states must be consulted):

  • Alabama is more restrictive than the FLSA regarding the work of 16- and 17-year-olds. Youth aged 16 and 17 enrolled in high school or middle school may not work earlier than 5:00 AM or later than 10:00 PM on any night preceding a school day.
  • Employers who wish to employ any minors must obtain a Child Labor Certificate from the State of Alabama Department of Labor for each location where the minor will be employed. 14- and 15-year-olds require a Class 1 Child Labor Certificate and 16- and 17-year-olds require a Class II Child Labor Certificate.
  • For 14- and 15-year-olds, an Eligibility to Work form must be obtained from the minor's school. This form must be kept in the minor employee's file.
  • Employers must also maintain for all minors an Employee Information Form, Proof of Age, and Time Records for the number of hours worked per day (including starting and ending times as well as break times). Proof of Age can be in the form of a driver's license, identification card issued by a federal, state, or local government (as long as it includes the minor employee's name and date of birth), or a copy of a birth certificate. If the Employee Information Form provided by the Alabama Department of Labor is not used, the following information must be included in the minor employee's file: name, address, telephone number, date of birth, date of hire, proof of age, school of attendance, and time records.

Parental Permission: I am the parent/legal guardian (circle one) of the minor named above (the "Minor"). My minor child is ________ (________) years of age. I hereby give permission for my minor child to work in the position for the employer described below.

Employer Name: ________

Position Title: ________

Hours Minor Will Be Working Per Week: ________ (________)

Any changes in the Minor's position, title, or hours must be approved once again in writing.

Name of Parent/Guardian: ________

Signature of Parent/Guardian: _________________________

Date: ______________________

School Permission: Minors desiring to work who are in school must provide a permission statement from their high school. The minor's planned immediate supervisor must also verify the work which the minor will be performing.

I am the principal at the school where the Minor is currently attending. By signing below, I give my permission to the Minor to work in the position listed above for the employer listed above. I certify that this work will only be done after school hours. This work will not interfere with the Minor's education.

Name of High School: ________

Name of Principal: ________

Principal's Signature: _____________________

Date:__________________________________

Employer Verification: I am the Minor's proposed supervisor. I hereby confirm and verify that the Minor will be working in the position listed above for the stated number of hours per week. I confirm that the work is not hazardous and that the hours worked conform to the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Department of Labor.

Supervisor Name: ________

Supervisor Signature: __________________

Date: _______________________

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Minor Name: ________

Minor Date of Birth: ________

Minor Signature: __________________

Date: _______________________


Information:
The federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) sets the minimum age of employment for workers in the United States as well as certain minimum standards, such as a cap on hours, for minor workers under the age of 16. Each state, however, also has certain restrictions on minors working. It is always a good idea to consult with an attorney licensed in your particular state to understand the laws around minors working.

The standards set by the FLSA are as follows (please be advised the standards for minors working may be more restrictive in individual states, but may not be less restrictive in the areas covered by federal law and that in all applicable cases, the more restrictive standard, be that federal or state, will apply):

  • Minors may not work in any positions or fields declared hazardous by the Secretary of Labor.
  • Those 18 years of age or older: no restrictions on work
  • 16- and 17-year-olds: may not work in hazardous positions, but no restrictions on hours worked
    • 16 is the general age minimum provided by the FLSA for employment unless the Secretary for Labor issues a regulation or order otherwise
  • 14- and 15-year-olds may only work outside normal school hours.
    • Additionally, may not work:
      • More than 18 hours per week while school is in session
      • More than 40 hours per week while school is not in session
      • More than 3 hours a day on school days
      • More than 8 hours a day on non-school days
      • Before 7:00 AM or after 7:00 PM, except from June 1 until Labor Day, during which time may work until 9:00 PM
    • May work only in the following fields (provided by YouthRules.gov):
      • retail
      • intellectual or creative work such as computer programming, teaching, tutoring, singing, acting, or playing an instrument
      • errands or delivery work by foot, bicycle and public transportation
      • clean-up and yard work which does not include using power-driven mowers, cutters, trimmers, edgers, or similar equipment
      • work in connection with cars and trucks such as dispensing gasoline or oil and washing or hand polishing;
      • some kitchen and food service work including reheating food, washing dishes, cleaning equipment, and limited cooking
      • cleaning vegetables and fruits, wrapping sealing, and labeling, weighing pricing, and stocking of items when performed in areas separate from a freezer or meat cooler
      • loading or unloading objects for use at a worksite including rakes, hand-held clippers, and shovels
      • 14 and 15-year-olds who meet certain requirements can perform limited tasks in sawmills and woodshops
      • 15-year-olds who meet certain requirements can perform lifeguard duties at traditional swimming pools and water amusement park.

State Standards: Standards on minors working for the state of Alabama are as follows (please be advised the following is not to be considered a comprehensive list - rules and statutes for individual states must be consulted):

  • Alabama is more restrictive than the FLSA regarding the work of 16- and 17-year-olds. Youth aged 16 and 17 enrolled in high school or middle school may not work earlier than 5:00 AM or later than 10:00 PM on any night preceding a school day.
  • Employers who wish to employ any minors must obtain a Child Labor Certificate from the State of Alabama Department of Labor for each location where the minor will be employed. 14- and 15-year-olds require a Class 1 Child Labor Certificate and 16- and 17-year-olds require a Class II Child Labor Certificate.
  • For 14- and 15-year-olds, an Eligibility to Work form must be obtained from the minor's school. This form must be kept in the minor employee's file.
  • Employers must also maintain for all minors an Employee Information Form, Proof of Age, and Time Records for the number of hours worked per day (including starting and ending times as well as break times). Proof of Age can be in the form of a driver's license, identification card issued by a federal, state, or local government (as long as it includes the minor employee's name and date of birth), or a copy of a birth certificate. If the Employee Information Form provided by the Alabama Department of Labor is not used, the following information must be included in the minor employee's file: name, address, telephone number, date of birth, date of hire, proof of age, school of attendance, and time records.

Parental Permission: I am the parent/legal guardian (circle one) of the minor named above (the "Minor"). My minor child is ________ (________) years of age. I hereby give permission for my minor child to work in the position for the employer described below.

Employer Name: ________

Position Title: ________

Hours Minor Will Be Working Per Week: ________ (________)

Any changes in the Minor's position, title, or hours must be approved once again in writing.

Name of Parent/Guardian: ________

Signature of Parent/Guardian: _________________________

Date: ______________________

School Permission: Minors desiring to work who are in school must provide a permission statement from their high school. The minor's planned immediate supervisor must also verify the work which the minor will be performing.

I am the principal at the school where the Minor is currently attending. By signing below, I give my permission to the Minor to work in the position listed above for the employer listed above. I certify that this work will only be done after school hours. This work will not interfere with the Minor's education.

Name of High School: ________

Name of Principal: ________

Principal's Signature: _____________________

Date:__________________________________

Employer Verification: I am the Minor's proposed supervisor. I hereby confirm and verify that the Minor will be working in the position listed above for the stated number of hours per week. I confirm that the work is not hazardous and that the hours worked conform to the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Department of Labor.

Supervisor Name: ________

Supervisor Signature: __________________

Date: _______________________