The Youth Employment Certificate, also known as “Working Papers” is required by any youth 12 to 15 years old and must be on file at the employer’s place of business within three business days of the first day of employment.
Obtaining Working Papers
Once the youth finds a job, the employer will issue an “Employer’s Request for Child Labor.” The youth and parent or guardian will bring that form along with the youth’s birth certificate (proof of age) to the Superintendent’s Office. We will then issue the Youth Employment Certificate (RSA 276-A:5), which the youth takes back to the employer. The parent or guardian will also need to complete a Verification of Adequate Health. This form can be filled out here at our office, or it can be printed from this page and brought with you.
Employers are required to have on file at the work place, at the time employment begins, written permission by the parent or guardian of a 16 or 17 year old permitting the youth’s employment. (RSA 276-A:4)
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