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Work Permits
Work Permits
Evelyn Andrews
Tuesday, April 02, 2019

Reminder...

Minors under 16 years old must obtain a work permit before beginning a job. This includes home-schoolers. They must get a new permit every time they begin a new job until they reach 16 years old, even if they work for their parents.

In order to apply for a work permit, the minor must be:

  • enrolled in school;
  • not habitually truant or under suspension; and
  • passing a majority of courses during the current grading period.

Employers must have a stamped, approved work permit on file before allowing any minor under 16 years old to work.

Once the minor has the promise of a job, she or he must take proof of age to the office of the superintendent of schools. Parental permission is required to work.

** Work permits for our area are completed at the Principal's Office at Boothbay Region High School before being sent on to the State. 633-2421

Below is the State of Maine website for further information:

https://www.maine.gov/labor/labor_laws/publications/minorsguide.html