Student Work Permit (Working Papers)
The Pennsylvania Child Labor Law (CLL) was enacted to "provide for the health, safety, and welfare of minors by forbidding their employment or work in certain establishments and occupations, and under certain specified ages." The CLL requires minors to obtain work permits prior to beginning work. This law, with the exception of farm work or domestic service in a private home, covers work in any establishment other than the minor's residence.
The Child Labor Law procedures 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.
Ages 14 & 15 (Transferable Working Permit):
* Maximum of 3 hours on a school day (18 hours in a school week)
* Maximum of 8 hours on a non-school day (40 hours in a non-school week)
* Maximum of 8 hours on any given day (28 hours Monday through Friday plus an additional 8 hours on Saturday and 8 hours on Sunday – maximum 44 hours per week)
* If parent/guardian accompanies the student, parent/guardian must sign the completed APPLICATION for the student to receive the work permit with a form of identification. The student should bring their Student ID in addition to legal documentation showing the minor's birth date (i.e. birth certificate, driver's license/learner's permit, passport, or baptismal certificate).