INSTRUCTIONS FOR OBTAINING A WORK PERMIT APPLICATION
 
MASSACHUSETTS STATE LAW: All minors must obtain and have filled out the employment permit application for 14 through 17 year olds before a work permit can be issued.
 
STEP ONE:
Employment Permit Application forms can be picked up at the Multi-Service Center or downloaded (see links below).
 
14 and 15 year olds: There are 4 sections that MUST be filled out and signed on the Employment permit Application before the Work Permit can be issued:

  1. The first section is completed and signed by the employer.
  2. The second section is completed and signed by the Doctor’s office where the minor has had a physical within the last year. We cannot accept a copy of a physical; the form has to be signed by a physician according to State Law.
  3. The third section is filled out and signed by the parent or guardian of the minor.
  4. The fourth section is signed and dated by the minor.

16 and 17 year olds: There are 3 sections that must be filled out and signed on the Employment Permit Application before the Work Permit can be issued.

  1. The first section is completed and signed by the employer.
  2. The third section is filled out and signed by the parent or guardian of the minor.
  3. The fourth section is signed and dated by the minor.

STEP TWO:
 
The Minor MUST bring proof of age; birth certificate, discount passport, malady or driver’s license/permit and the completed Employment Permit Application form to the Multi-Service Center where they will receive the Work Permit.
 
 THE AUTHORIZED AGENT, MUST BY LAW, WITNESS THE MINOR SIGNING THE WORK PERMIT.
 
More info here: http://www.mass.gov/ago/doing-business-in-massachusetts/labor-laws-and-public-construction/youth-employment/how-to-apply-for-a-youth-permit-to-work.html

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