Labor laws and work permit requirements are directed at employers. Employers are responsible for ensuring that they comply with state and federal labor laws. This analysis is a guide for homeschoolers seeking employment and should not be used as a guide for employers.

Note that issuing a form does not create a valid work permit; the form must be issued in compliance with the laws and if it is not, then the permit is not valid. A minor working without a valid permit could lose his job and his employer could be subject to fines. Additionally, if forms are issued unlawfully, it will likely result in renewed scrutiny of the work permit process and a push to enact stricter restrictions. See links to important forms and other resources at the bottom of this post.

Common Questions

1.  Who needs a work permit?