Work Permits for Minors

  • UPDATE (March 26, 2020) Jefferson Parish Schools was able to assist our students who have been waiting to receive their Certificate to Employ Minor Permit. We have been able to service the backlog of students who were waiting for a permit. Beginning March 27, 2020, the Louisiana Workforce Commission Department of Labor will begin issuing special 60-day work permits for minors online. With this change, JP Schools will no longer offer appointments to provide work permits to minors while schools are closed.

    Employers desiring to obtain an Employment Certificate must submit a completed and signed “Application to Employ Minors under 18” along with proof of age to laborprograms@lwc.la.gov. The application can be downloaded from the Louisiana Workforce Commission’s website at http://www.laworks.net/Downloads/WFD/MinorApplicationToEmployForm.pdf

    Special COVID-19 Blanket Employment Certificates for Minors to work in Louisiana

    In response to the current COVID-19 event, pursuant to La. R.S. 23:184.1 the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) will begin issuing sixty (60) day blanket Employment Certificates for employers desiring to employ minors in the State of Louisiana. Employment Certificates issued due to this event shall expire sixty (60) days from the date of issuance. Upon expiration, employers will be required to obtain Employment Certificates as required pursuant to La. R.S. 23:181 et. seq.

    Employers desiring to obtain an Employment Certificate pursuant to this memorandum must submit a completed and signed “Application to Employ Minors under 18” along with proof of age to laborprograms@lwc.la.gov. The application can be downloaded from the Louisiana Workforce Commission’s website or by copying and pasting the following web address into your web browser: http://www.laworks.net/Downloads/WFD/MinorApplicationToEmployForm.pdf. Incomplete applications will not be processed. Employers should allow three (3) days for processing.

    When the application has been approved, the employer will be notified via email from the LWC Office of Workforce Development. The names of those minors who are approved to work pursuant to the Employment Certificate will also be attached to the email. As indicated, blanket Employment Certificates are effective for a maximum of sixty (60) days. Blanket Employment Certificates are not transferable. Certificates are required to be kept at the minor’s work location.

    Any questions or concerns regarding this memorandum should be directed to laborprograms@lwc.la.gov.

     

Requirements

    1. Minor has to be 14-17 years old
    2. Minor’s must present an original birth certificate or LA state ID
    3. Form “Application to Employ Minors Under Age 18” must be completed and signed by employer and parent
    4. Minor must be present to receive permit