SSS

Student Support Services

Working Papers - Employment of Minors

School districts in New York State are responsible for issuing employment certificates and permits to qualified applicants. This is not a function of the State Education Department. The information presented here, is intended to assist students, parents, school officials who issue the appropriate cards or booklets to students and perspective employers. It outlines the responsibility of each group as it applies to the issuance of working permits and certificates. Also included are; the forms necessary for applying for the permit, certificates or physical fitness forms, vendor information for printing or ordering permits or certificates, and the laws and regulations that surrounds employment of minors.

** All public schools are REQUIRED to serve ALL QUALIFIED youth who desire to have working papers i.e. pre-teens, teens, private school students, parochial school students, charter school students, BOCES Students, children legally not attending school, residents of your school district, residents of neighboring communities, residents of neighboring States, residents of neighboring or foreign countries. Nonpublic and BOCES MAY issue employment papers to their own students. While foreign students are not required to have INS permission to receive working papers, that are issued by the schools of New York State, they will be required to provide their prospective employer with such documentation.

***Working Papers and Social Security Numbers

**** Memo Regarding the Issuance of Child Model Permits (pdf 21.00 KB)

Laws and Regulations Concerning the Employment of Minors

Application for Employment Certificate - AT-17 (PDF File 34.48 KB)

Application for Employment Permit - AT 22 (PDF File 31.86 KB)

Physical Fitness Certification - AT 16 (PDF File 22.74)

Child Performer and Child Modelsexternal link

Employment Certificating Officers Manual

Vendors for certificates and permits

Standards for Printing Employment Applications, Certificates and Permits (for School Supply Companies)

NYS Department of Labor/Division of Labor Standards District Office Listexternal link

Work protection from New York State Department of Labor Standardsexternal link

Hours for Minors

Last Updated: April 15, 2014