• Q: Who is considered to be a minor?

  • Q: I am a minor and reside in Pennsylvania, where do I get a work permit?

  • Q: I am a minor and reside outside of Pennsylvania, where do I get a work permit?

  • Q: I am a minor and reside in Pennsylvania; however, I will be working in another state. Where do I get a work permit?

  • Q: I am a minor and reside in Pennsylvania; however, I will be working in another part of Pennsylvania. Where do I get a work permit?

  • Q: I am a minor and reside in Pennsylvania; however, I am a high school graduate. Do I need a work permit?

  • Q: What are the various types of work permits?

  • Q: Who can issue a work permit?

  • Q: What are the steps in completing an application for a work permit?

  • Q: Does a parent or legal guardian have to appear in person before an issuing officer?

  • Q: Does a minor need to have a job offer in order to obtain a work permit?

  • Q: What is the procedure for getting a work permit?

  • Q: Must the minor appear in person before the issuing officer to receive a work permit?

  • Q: Since an issuing officer is also considered to be an enforcement officer under the Child Labor Act, what are their responsibilities?

  • Q: Can a school district refuse to issue a work permit, or revoke one, on the grounds of the student's academic performance?

  • Q: Can a parent, legal guardian, or employer revoke a work permit?

  • Q: Must a parent or legal guardian of a 16 year old minor provide any documentation to an employer?

  • Q: Are their special rules for minors working as sport-attendants at professional sporting events?

  • Q: Are there special rules for minors serving in volunteer emergency service organizations?

  • Q: What are the duties of an employer once a minor has a work permit?

  • Q: Who is responsible for having a parent complete the Parental Acknowledgement of Minor's Duties and Hours of Employment?

  • Q: Can minors under the age of 14 be employed? If so, do they need a work permit?

  • Q: What are the factors involved in determining how many hours a minor can work?

  • Q: What are the hours of employment for minors 14 and 15 years of age?

  • Q: What are the hours of employment for minors if they attend summer school?

  • Q: What are the hours of employment for minors 16 years of age or older during a regular school week?

  • Q: What are the hours of employment for minors 16 years of age or older during school vacation?

  • Q: Are there special rules for minors 16 years of age or older employed as a counselor, counselor-in-training or junior counselor during the school vacation?

  • Q: How long do school districts have to keep the work permit applications on file?

  • Q: Once a work permit is issued, how are school districts supposed to know if a student changes jobs?

  • Q: How many hours of employment does a 16 year old need in order to drop out of school?

  • Q: Can a student drop out at age 16 to work as a babysitter?

  • Q: If a student drops out of school at age 17, do they still need a work permit?

  • Q: If a student is 18 and still attending high school, does he or she need a work permit?

  • Q: Is there information on the Internet about the federal child labor law standards?

  • Q: If a family wants to employ their child in their business, are they exempt from the Child Labor Act?

  • Q: If a minor wants to work as a performer, do they need a work permit?

  • Q: If a student is being home schooled, do all of the child labor laws apply?

  • Q: Can a student who is suspended or expelled work during the time school is in session?

  • Q: Can a student who has been assigned to an alternative school (and is attending classes after the regular school hours) work during the time the regular school is in session?

  • Q: Does a student need a work permit to work on a farm?

  • Q: What is the definition of a seasonal farm worker?

  • Q: Is there any information on the Internet about restrictions on what kind of farm work students can do?

  • Q: If an employer is violating the Child Labor Act, whom do I contact?

  • Q: Are employers required to provide a rest break to minors?

  • Q: Can a minor be required to work more than six consecutive days?

  • Q: Are there certain occupations or jobs that a minor cannot perform?