CHILD LABOR LAW CHANGE - WORK PERMIT UPDATE 2017
2017 Wisconsin Act 11 was signed by Governor Walker yesterday and published today, June 22, 2017. The effective date of this law is June 23, 2017. The law removes the requirement that 16- and 17-year-old minors obtain work permits. This law also changes the terminology and refers to the "employment of minors" instead of child labor.
What this means for you is effective June 23, 2017:
- 16- and 17-year-old minors do NOT have to obtain a work permit prior to beginning work. You will no longer issue work permits for minors ages 16 or 17.
The City of Columbus can issue work permits to minors under the age of 16 . Work permits are required for each employer that the minor child is working for. The following items are required to obtain a work permit:
1.) PROOF OF AGE. Duly attested birth certificate, verified baptismal certificate, driver's license (in state only) with photo or a WI DOT issue photo ID card.
2.) LETTER FROM EMPLOYER. Letter should contain the employer's name, address and phone number. It should state the minor's job description, hours of work, time of day minor will be working.
3.) LETTER OF APPROVAL. The minor's parent, guardian or court-appointed foster parent must consent to the employment. This can be done by sending in a separate letter or signing the letter from the employer.
4.) SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER.
5.) FEE: The fee is $10.00 which is required to be reimbursed the minor by the first paycheck.
PLEASE CHECK THE TREASURER'S PAGE FOR AVAILABILITY OF STAFF TO OBTAIN A WORK PERMIT.