** Obtaining Working Papers – COVID-19 Restrictions have been lifted.**
Anyone under the age of 18 in Connecticut must obtain Working Papers before starting employment. Students wishing to obtain Working Papers must appear in person at one of the eight locations listed below. Students must bring the original Promise of Employment letter from their prospective employer (no images or emails) and proof of identification, which includes an original birth certificate, drivers license, learners permit, passport or a State of Connecticut-issued identification. Due to summer hours, please call ahead to ensure adequate staffing is on hand.
Please review the checklist below from the Connecticut Department of Labor regarding requirements for obtaining working papers:
Are you at least 16 years old (15 years old for retail establishments during vacation weeks)?
Do you have an employer's written Promise of Employment?
Do you have proof of age, such as a birth certificate, baptismal certificate or passport?
Do you have your Social Security card?
Is the job permitted for your age according to Connecticut's laws/regulations?
Is the industry permitted for your age according to Connecticut's laws/regulations?
Are the time and hours of work permitted by law?
If you answered "yes" to all of the above questions, please bring your Promise of Employment and proof of age and go to the Guidance or Counseling Office at the nearest public high school.
|Crosby High School
||300 Pierpont Road
||58 Griggs Street
|John F. Kennedy High School
||422 Highland Avenue
|State Street Program
||30A Church Street
||236 Grand Street
|Waterbury Arts Magnet School
||16 South Elm Street
|Waterbury Career Academy High School
||175 Birch Street
|Wilby High School
||568 Bucks Hill Road
You MUST have working papers before you start work.
CT Working Papers Manual
For more information please refer to the following links:
Connecticut Labor Department Employers' Checklist for Employment of Minors http://www.ctdol.state.ct.us/wgwkstnd/minors/wgchklst.htm
Connecticut Department of Labor Time & Hour Restrictions For 16 & 17 Year-Old Minors (By Industry)
Connecticut Department of Labor Prohibited Occupations and Places of Employment for All Minors Under the Age of 18 Years
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