The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) understands that the mandated closure of Pennsylvania schools due to the COVID-19 response effort may be causing some uncertainty for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year, particularly for minors who wish to apply for a work permit and for school district personnel responsible for issuing work permits.
PDE and the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry (L&I) have temporarily modified the process for applying for a work permit to enable work permits to be issued during school closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Work permit information may be found here.
Minors (defined in the Pennsylvania Child Labor Act as an individual under 18 years of age), their parents or guardians, school district personnel, and others directly involved in serving those individuals covered under the Pennsylvania Child Labor Act may follow the temporarily modified process during school closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic outlined below.
This modified process is only effective for the 2019-20 school year and while schools are closed due to COVID-19 pandemic. This process does not permanently replace previously established Child Labor Law procedures, which continue to serve as a guide and summary of the major provisions of the Pennsylvania Child Labor Act. Questions pertaining to compliance with employment laws and regulations should be directed to the L&I Bureau of Labor Law Compliance.
If you have any questions or would like to apply for a Student Work Permit (Working Papers) please email Sheron Brown-Greene, Secretary, Oakmont Administration Building at firstname.lastname@example.org.