OF MINORS/WORKING PAPERS FOR MINORS
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
Excerpt from Connecticut State
Department of Labor's web site:
CHECKLIST FOR MINORS APPLYING
FOR STATEMENT OF AGE/WORKING PAPERS
- Are you at least 16 years old
(15 years old for retail establishments during
- Do you have an employer's
written promise of employment?
- Do you have proof of age such
as a birth certificate, baptismal certificate,
- Do you have your Social
- Is the job permitted for your
age according to Connecticut's
- Is the industry permitted for
your age according to Connecticut's
- Are the time and hours of work
permitted by law?
- Permitted Occupations for 14
and 15 year olds
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
- Statement of Age/Working Papers
(obtained by minors from most local public
high schools with the employer's written
promise of employment and the minor's proof of
- Time & Hour Restrictions
- Is it a Permitted Occupation
for minor's age?
- Is it a Permitted Industry for
- Do you provide at least a 30
minute meal period if the minor works seven
and one-half (7 1/2) hours or more?
- Do you pay wages at least equal
to the state and federal minimum wage rates?
- Do you maintain payroll records
(3 years) and personnel files (1 year
- Do you provide employees with a
"hiring agreement" stating the employees'
hours of employment, rate of pay, wage payment
schedule and vacation, sick, and health &
welfare benefit information?
NOTE: Working papers for minors
are sometimes referred to as "Work Permits".
TO FIND PROVIDERS IN CONNECTICUT'S
Search by service names:
(for obtaining working papers)
SOURCE: Connecticut State Department of Labor
Workplace Standards Division website
PREPARED BY: 211/pt
CONTENT LAST REVIEWED: September2012