From the Massachusetts Division of Occupational Safety:
On January 3, 2007, significant amendments were made to the Massachusetts Child Labor Laws, G.L. c. 149, §§53-105. These amendments were effective immediately. The amendments affect minors' working hours, provide for certain additional required supervision, streamline the work permit process, strengthen existing criminal penalties and also allow for civil penalties in the event of violations. A complete summary of the Massachusetts laws regulating child labor, including the recent changes, may be found on the Youth Employment Page on the MA Division of Occupational Safety (DOS) website: http://www.mass.gov/dos/youth
As a result of this legislation, there is now a single application and permit process for all teen workers ages 14 through 17.
1. Students can obtain a copy of this permit application at Abington High School Guidance Office 201 Gliniewicz Way, Abington MA.
2. The application for a permit needs to be completed in full BEFORE a work permit can be issued.
3. All students, ages 14-17, must have their employer or authorized agent complete the Promise of Employment section and have a parent/guardian sign the application. ONLY 14-15 years old are required to complete the Physicians Certificate of Health section.
4. When the application is complete, the student must personally come to the
Guidance Office. A certified birth certificate is required as proof of age (a learner's permit, drivers license or passport may also be used). A work permit will be issued from the data provided in the application.
5. A work permit is required for each and every job held until the age of 18.
Once the Superintendent's Office has a permit on file for the student (minor), the student will not have to bring in proof of birth for each additional permit, however, the minor will need to sign each permit.
If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Paula Potter in the Guidance Office at 781-982-2165.
To download the work permit application, please see the above document link.
Please note, the Guidance Office is closed during the summer and students can obtain a copy of this permit application at the Main Office of Abington High School, Please call 781-982-2160 in the summer to ensure someone is in the building who can assist you.
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