Work Permit Program
2 Cedar Street
Newark, NJ 07102
The Office of Attendance provides and issues Working Papers to residents of the City of Newark working in the state of New Jersey as stated through the Department of Wage and Hour Compliance:
Permitted Work Hours
Minors under the age of 16 are allowed to work the following hours while school is in session:
Minors 16 and 17 years of age are allowed to work the following hours while school is in session:
Minors can not work 7 consecutive days. They must have at least one day off during the work week.
*Should the minor decide not to work Monday through Friday, they are allowed to work 8 hours on Saturday and Sunday.
Information provided by the Office of Attendance
Job Opportunities for Youth
The list is far from all inclusive and the opportunities listed are subject to non performance of the hazardous and dangerous activities listed in the following page.
At 12 years of age they may do some jobs:
Newspaper delivery over residential routes (May start at 11 years of age)
Farming in all its branches
Raising of livestock, bees, fur-bearing animals or poultry
Theatrical productions (No minimum age limit)
At 14 years of age they may do many jobs:
Clerical and office jobs in industrial wholesale, retail, service, and professional establishments
Delivery jobs other than with a motor vehicle
Newspaper and magazine delivery over non/residential routes
Mercantile store jobs
Supermarket and food store jobs
Amusement industry jobs
Standard office type machine operators
Standard domestic type machine operators
Hospital and health agency jobs
Counselors at camps, beach attendants, lifeguards, caddies, pinsetters
Singers, models, entertainers, dancers, and theatrical work
Plus all the jobs listed for 12 year olds and many more
At 16 years of age they may do most jobs:
*Factory machine operators
Power lawn mower operators
*Power tool operators
Plus all the jobs listed for 12 and 14 olds and most other jobs
*Except those specifically prohibited
At 18 years of age they may do all jobs
Work accident rate incidence is twice the average for workers under 18. Like so many other things, the observance of a few simple rules is not overly difficult, and may help to avoid problems at some future date. The list below, which pertains only to workers less than 18 years of age, contains nothing particularly startling since most of the activities prohibited are extremely hazardous even for adults.
*See Law or Abstract for exceptions
For further information about the New Jersey Child Labor Law Please Contact:
New Jersey Department of Labor
Division of Wage & Hour Compliance
P.O. Box 389
Trenton, NJ 08625
Your Local Board of Education Issuing Officer
WE PROCESS ONLY NEWARK RESIDENTS
You MUST have a Newark Address
PLEASE HAVE SECTIONS A-C, SECTION F, AND SIGNATURE OF MINOR ON SECTION G COMPLETED BEFORE BRINGING THE WORKING PAPERS TO US:
PLEASE PRESS FIRMLY AND DO NOT CROSS OUT ON THE FORM
1. PERSONAL INFORMATION: Section A
(To be completed by Minor)
2. EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION: Section B
(To be completed entirely by the Employer)
PLEASE NOTE: There must be a complete address with city and state.
The Minor’s Title should be Specific – (Cashier, Sales Associate, Cook, etc...)
We can not accept titles such as (Crew Member, Team Member, Operator, etc.). It must be SPECIFIC.
The hours should be filled out in NUMBERS. The Employer may put the amount of hours the minor will work or the Employer can fill in the hours by Start and End Time. We can not accept a check () or (X) next to the Days the minor will work.
The Wage should also be filled in.
(Signature of Employer)
(Signature of the Parent or Legal Guardian)
3. PHYSICIAN CERTIFICATE: Section C
(To be completed entirely by the Primary or School Physician)
PLEASE NOTE: The Primary Physician or School Physician’s Address Stamp must be on the working Paper.
(Signature of the Doctor Only)
PLEASE NOTE: The physician who performs the physical is to sign; Nurses can NO LONGER sign the physical.
4. SCHOOL RECORD: Section F
(To be completed entirely by the School the Minor Attends)
(Signature of Principal)
PLEASE NOTE: Signature of the Principal is NOT REQUIRED during the months of JULY AND AUGUST
5. ISSUING OFFICER CERTIFICATION: Section G
(Signature of the Minor Only)
BRING YOUR WORKING PAPERS, SOCIAL SECURITY CARD, AND ONE OF THE ITEMS LISTED BELOW:
1. Birth Certificate
2. Baptismal Certificate – Must have City/State of Birth & Birth Date
4. Permanent Resident Card
BRING TO: Newark Public Schools, Attendance Office, 2 Cedar Street Room 912
Monday – Friday between the hours of 9am to 4 pm
(973) 733-7195 733-7196 733-7292
A PARENT OR GUARDIAN CAN BRING THE WORK PERMIT APPLICATION
YOUR CHILD SHOULD REMAIN IN SCHOOL.
WE WILL NOT PROCESS MINORS DURING SCHOOL HOURS