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Working Papers Information

 
Below is important Information of which parents should be aware!

Working papers are simply a statement of age to prove that a child is of legal working age to protect both the child and the employer. Students must come to the College & Career Center to receive working papers. Students must bring an unaltered birth certificate and a written promise of employment, showing the exact nature of job in each case.
 
All subsequent employers must be covered by original papers, which should be obtained, in each case, by submitting a written promise (as above) of new job to the original office of issuance. This new promise should give the student's name and address.
 

Workplace Rules for Individuals in School

Information taken from Connecticut Department of Labor
 

Permitted Hours of Work

In Restaurants/Recreation/Amusement/Theaters (School Weeks)
  • 6 hours per day on school days
  • 8 hours per day on Friday, Saturday, & Sunday
  • 6 days/32 hours per week
  • 6am-11pm (midnight if no school the next day)
  • (Non-school Weeks)
  • 8 hours per day
  • 6 days/48 hours per week

In Retail/Mercantile/Manufacturing/Mechanical (School Weeks)
  • 6 hours per day on school days
  • 8 hours per day on Friday, Saturday, & Sunday
  • 6 days/32 hours per week
  • 6am-10pm(11pm if no school the next day)
 
(Non-school Weeks)
  • 8 hours per day
  • 6 days/48 hours per week
 
In Hairdressing/Bowling Alley/Pool Hall/Photography (School Weeks)
  • 6 hours per day on school days
  • 8 hours per day on Friday, Saturday, & Sunday
  • 6 days/32 hours per week
  • 6am-10pm
 
(Non-school Weeks)
  • 8 hours per day
  • 6 days/48 hours per week

Permitted Places of Employment for 14 & 15 year olds
  • Agriculture
  • Hospitals/Convalescent Homes (no food service/laundry)
  • Hotels/Motels (no food service/laundry)
  • Banks
  • Insurance Companies
  • Professional offices (lawyers, CPAs, etc.)
  • Municipalities (Libraries, Park & Rec., etc.)
  • Acting
  • Street trades (baby-sitting, newspaper, household chores for homeowners, et.)

NOTE: 15 year olds may be employed in retail/mercantile establishments, as baggers, cashiers or store clerks, during NONSCHOOL weeks only. (Working papers are required.).
 
No Minors under 18 years old may work in hazardous occupations or operate hazardous equipment.
 

Minimum Wage
 
$8.25 per hour as of January 1, 2010
 

QUESTIONS?
 
Wage & Workplace Standards Division 860-263-679
 

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