WORK PERMITS AND CHILD LABOR LAWS
The Child Labor Law has been changed significantly by SB 192. Issuing officers may now deny work permits to students if their attendance is not in good standing or if their academic performance does not meet the school corporation’s standard. A “significant decrease” in attendance or grades can now result in a revocation of work permits by issuing officers.
In addition, the school will revoke or deny issuing an employment certificate if a student withdraws from school and fails to attend an exit interview under IC 20-33-2-28.5 or does not return to school or if the student does not meet the requirements to withdraw from school under IC 20-33-2-28.5
No child less than eighteen (18) can be employed between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on a school day unless a written exception is issued to the employer by the school. The Department of Labor, Bureau of Child Labor, can now assess fines for violations of the Child Labor Law.
Steps to Receive Work Permit
Students are offered a position at a business.
Employer and Employee (student) need to complete the Intention to Employ Form.
Students will give Intention to Employ Form to Principal.
Principal will fill out information with students on the Online Work Permit System.
If you have more questions, please contact the principal at Tri-Township Jr/Sr High School.