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Work Permits

Work Permit Information

Who Needs a Work Permit? 

  • If you want to work and are under 18, you must obtain a work permit for each job you hold. 
  • Those under 18 but who have graduated from high school, passed the CA High School Proficiency Exam, or received a GED do NOT need a permit.

Why Do You Need a Work Permit? 

  • Work permits ensure that you are working safe hours, performing appropriate tasks, and receiving fair pay on the job. (It’s CA law.) 

FAQ’s about Work Permits from the CA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions about Work Permits
This link provides answers to 28 of the most common questions about work permits as answered by representatives from the California Department of Education.