Do 16-17 year olds have to obtain a work permit for a very temporary job?

We hire 16-17 year olds on a per day basis to file and move charts for us. I now understand that I need them to obtain a work permit, rather than just a parental note and new hire documentation. Is that true, for only one day's work?

2 answers  |  asked Mar 4, 2015 11:06 AM [EST]  |  applies to Ohio

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Neil Klingshirn
David is correct.

Note, though, that Section (b) of 4109 says::

(B) Minors aged sixteen or seventeen are not required to provide an age and schooling certificate as a condition of employment if they are to be employed during summer vacation months after the last day of the school term in the spring and before the first day of the school term in the fall, in nonagricultural and nonhazardous employment as defined by the "Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938," 52 Stat. 1060, 29 U.S.C.A. 201 , and similar state statutes, or in other employment not prohibited to minors age sixteen or seventeen by law.

This is current as of March 5, 2015. Always check the original source of the law to make sure it is current.

posted by Neil Klingshirn  |  Mar 4, 2015 1:07 PM [EST]
David Neel
Here's the applicable state law:

It does not contain a carve-out for temporary employment.

You can save yourself potential issues by following the law. Better safe than sorry.

posted by David Neel  |  Mar 4, 2015 12:22 PM [EST]

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