Work Permit
  • PLEASE NOTE:

    Effective Dates: March 26 - October 26, 2020 (Work Permit Holiday)

    https://dwd.wisconsin.gov/er/laborstandards/workpermit/

     

    Currently, child labor permits for minors who are 14 and 15 years old are not required during the public health emergency if the following qualifications are met:

    The employer will obtain all of the following information from the minor before hiring or permitting the minor to begin work:

    • Written Consent: The minor's parent, guardian or court-ordered foster parent consenting to the employment
    • Counter Signature: The signanture of the parent guardian or court-ordered foster parent on the employer's letter
        • Proof of Age: Such as birth certificate, baptismal certificate, Wisconsin ID card or Wisconsin driver's license, etc.
        • Employer Letter: Written intent to hire including job duties to be performed and the hours and time of day to be worked
        • Either:
        • Social Security Card: Copy of the minor's social security card

     The employer, once obtaining the information specified in #1, will notify the Equal Rights Division that a minor will begin employment by emailing workpermits@dwd.wisconsin.gov and include the following:

        • Statement that the employer has reviewed the minor's proof of age and social security information
        • Employer's intent to hire letter
        • Parental written consent or countersignature on the employer's letter

     Within 30 days of conclusion of the public health emergency the employer shall file a permit application on behalf of each minor and pay the $10 permit fee at a work permit office.

     The Equal Rights Division will decline to take enforcement action against an employer for hiring and permitting a minor to work without a permit if the requirements under section 1 have been satisfied for work performed through the thirtieth day after the end of the public health emergency declared in Executive Order #72.

     An employer who fails to obtain work permits for minors employed during the public health emergency and make payment for permit fees will be subject to enforcement action.

    Emergency Rule - Work Permit Holiday