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    Got the Job? Get the Work Permit!

     

    BEFORE YOU CAN WORK, YOU WILL NEED A WORK PERMIT

    What to do:

    1. Pick up from your school or download  “Request for Work Permit and Statement of Intent to Employ Minor Work Permit Application” at:
      Work Permit Application  (Work Permits are “location specific” and need specific Employer Information)
    2. Fill in the schools and your information.
    3. Get your parent or guardian’s signature.
    4. Get your new employer to fill it in and sign it.
    5. Deliver the form to the person at your school who issues work permits.
    6. Ask when you can come back to pick up your work permit.
    7. Please allow adequate time for processing!

    You need to have a work permit before your first day on the job. 

    Don't forget to

    1. Pick up your work permit from your school
    2. Give a copy of the permit to your employer

    Students are expected to maintain a 2.0 or higher GPA and have acceptable attendance.  Beginning Fall 2021, students must have and maintain a 2.0 GPA with no more than one F and have satisfactory attendance to obtain and keep their work permit valid.  Students falling into either category (GPA lower than 2.0, more than 1 F and/or unsatisfactory attendance) will be issued a warning and have two weeks to improve.  If no improvement is made, work permit may be revoked.

    PLEASE NOTE: Student must be present when picking up his/her completed work permit, as an original signature is required by the student. Incomplete applications will delay the processing of your Work PermitParents may not sign for students.

    Click here for the Request for Work Permit and Statement of Intent to Employ Minor Work Permit Application


    FIRST DAY AT WORK

    There are various forms to fill in on your first day at work. Here are a few:

    W-4 Employee’s Withholding Allowance. This is a tax form. Your employer cannot give you any advice on how to fill it out. Before your first day, you might want to look at the form so you know what you need to do. The form tells the employer:

    • The number of withholding allowances the employee claims
    • Whether the employee wants an extra amount withheld
    • Whether the employee claims to be exempt from withholding
    • The form’s effective date

    I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Form. You’ll have to complete the I-9 form and provide paperwork showing you’re legally entitled to work in the United States. Everyone who works in the United States has to complete the I-9 form.

    There are many types of documents you can use to verify your eligibility, too many to list here. For a list of acceptable documents, look at the last page of the I-9 form (link in Lesson Resources handout). Your documents must be original—copies are unacceptable.

    Company-specific Forms. Many employers have a series of forms that are specific to company procedures. These may include:

    • Company handbook acknowledgment
    • Drug test consent agreement
    • Confidentiality agreement

    REQUIREMENTS FOR ACQUIRING AND MAINTAINING A WORK PERMIT

    Beginning Fall 2021, students must have and maintain a 2.0 GPA with no more than one F and have satisfactory attendance to obtain and keep their work permit valid.  Students falling into either category (GPA lower than 2.0, more than 1 F and/or unsatisfactory attendance) will be issued a warning and have two weeks to improve.  If no improvement is made, work permit may be revoked.


    The Entertainment Work Permit

    Form:  APPLICATION FOR PERMISSION TO WORK IN THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY

    Instructions for the Application for Permission to Work in the Entertainment Industry:

    1. Download the permit
    2. Complete Section A and C
    3. Complete the required training in Section D
    4. Bring a copy of the certificate of completion from Section D along with the Entertainment Work Permit to the College & Career Center for completion of Section B

    Important Information for the Working Teen

    ~Factsheet answers common questions about working teens, including rights on the job, hazards to look out for, and many more

    ~Tip Sheets for Young Teens by Industry

    ~So, you've got the job!  This one-page flyer outlines information and resources for young workers. Developed by the California Resource Network for Young Worker Health and Safety