Where can minors obtain Working Permits in New York?
A work permit.
A work permit is a certificate that allows minors in the State of New York to work legally. In many areas across the United States, the age that you need to be to obtain one is sixteen (16) years old but in New York, you can obtain one at the age of fourteen (14).
Obtain a work permit.
Once you obtain the paperwork, you will need your parents (or legal guardian) to sign it then take it to your school or any school in your school district. If you do not have access to a printer or a computer at home, the work permit can be obtained through the local schools in your school district so it is important to speak with a school official there as soon as possible before the school goes on an extended break. If you need to apply during vacation periods, you will have to ask the certificating office of your school (or the one nearest to you) for the applications to obtain Working Permits in New York and visit with your legal guardian if you will want a full-time employment certificate.
Obtain a waiver.
Can you obtain a waiver since your parents (or legal guardian) will not approve it as punishment or so you can stay home to study? Unfortunately, the answer is no. All minors seventeen (17) year old and younger, (this includes including college students, high school graduates, married students, and volunteer workers) must have a employment certificate or permit, however, it is not required for jobs such as a golf course caddy or babysitter where you need to be at least fourteen (14) years old. If jobs are very hard to find, obtain the LS-561 paperwork and look for jobs geared towards child performers for theatrical, radio and television and casual employment such as yard work and household chores in and about a residence or on the premises of a non-profit, non-commercial organization, not involving the use of power driven machinery such as a lawn mower.
Any teen that is under eighteen (18) years old is restricted in working a maxium of eight (8) hours per day. Along with the eight (8) hours per day restriction, there is a forty (40) hours per week restriction as well. With the day restriction, this would prevent the minor in working four (4) days at ten (10) hours per day while the week restriction prevents working seven (7) days at six (6) hours per day.
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