If you are under 18 and have a job,
you must have a work permit!
How to Obtain a Work Permit:
1. Download a Work Permit Application here or obtain one from the College & Career Center or Office at Antelope High School.
2. Employer completes and signs their section. Work Permits are job specific and need Employer Information in order to obtain a work permit.
3. Parent or Legal Guardian Signature and Student Information (including Social Security Number) must be completed.
After all sections are COMPLETELY filled out, return application to the College & Career Center for processing.
Work Permits can take up to 24 hours to process after they have been submitted!
Student must be present when Work Permit being issued is obtained as an original signature is required by student. Incomplete applications will delay processing of your Work Permit. Parents may not sign for students.
The number of hours a student can work is not decided on by the Career Center or school, but by the Department of Labor in the State of California. A breakdown of the hours allowed, based on age, is on the back of the work permit application (or page 2).
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: If I've graduated from high school or turned 18, do I need a work permit?
A: No. Once a minor is no longer subject to the state's compulsory education laws, he/she is not considered a minor for purposes of the state's child labor laws (labor code 1286[c]). Therefore, a high school graduate does not require a permit and may work in any occupation. Once you turn 18, you are no longer considered a minor and do not need a work permit.
Q: When do work permits expire?
A: Work permits (including those issued in summer) expire August 14th, 2020. If you intend to work past August 14th, make sure you renew your permit before it expires.
Q: Is my work permit job specific?
A: YES! Every time you get a new job, you need a new work permit!
Q: Who can get a work permit?
A: Any student above the age of 12 can apply for a work permit. Counselor and/or Admin approval is needed for students with a GPA below 2.0, a D or F in a current class, 5 or more tardies, or multiple unexcused absences.
Click link above to download. Fill out completely and print, then submit to the College & Career Center in the Library!