Instructions for completing forms:
Work Permit for a Fourteen or Fifteen Year Old Minor
Section A - Employer
Employer must complete Section A in its entirety by the employer that intends to
hire the minor. All areas of this section must be completed in full by the prospective employer’s representative, to include a complete description of tasks and equipment required to perform the job, and the assurance that the minor will be provided at least a thirty-minute meal break after working five hours.
Section B - Parent
One parent or guardian must complete Section B of the application giving permission for the minor to be employed. Proof of age in the form of a certified birth certificate, or a copy of a certified birth certificate, must be attached to the application.
Section C - School
Principal must complete Section C of the application and sign. If school is out for the summer, skip Section C.
After sections A, B, and C are complete, the student must attach a copy of his or her a certified birth certificate, or a copy of a certified birth certificate the Board of Education Building located at 315 S. Main Street, Webster Springs, WV 26288.
The Attendance Director or Superintendent shall retain the original work permit for his or her own records, while providing a copy to the employer, the minor’s parent or guardian, and to the Division of Labor. Once the work permit has been issued and copies provided to all parties, the minor is then free to start working.
Please follow all instructions, permits cannot be issued unless A, B, & C of application are completed.
Age Certificate for a Sixteen or Seventeen Year Old Minor
The sole purpose for an age certificate is to provide employers with the opportunity to request verification of a minor’s true age. The issuance of an age certificate does not require parental consent nor evidence that the minor is attending school. The BOE just needs a written request from an employer for proof of the minor’s age. From the student, the BOE needs a copy of the minor’s certified birth certificate. Although employers have the individual right to require an age certificate before choosing to hire a sixteen or seventeen-year-old minor, age certificates are not considered a general condition of employment.
Upon receipt of a written request for proof of age from the employer, the Attendance Director or Superintendent is responsible for: 1. The proper completion of the certificate of age form. 2. Verifying that the minor has provided proof of his or her age in the form of a certified birth certificate, or a copy of a certified birth certificate. 3. That the type of work listed by the employer is not considered hazardous for sixteen and seventeen-year-olds. Once it is determined that all three requirements are met, the Attendance Director or Superintendent of schools will issue the age certificate and retain the original for his or her own records, while providing a copy to the employer, the minor, and to the Division of Labor.