Work Permits No Longer Required For 16 and 17-Year Olds In Wisconsin

78-TEG-Staff-2014-CropMindy Rowland, Vice President/C.L.O. | Jun 28, 2017

Guess what?  As of June 23, 2017, certain teenagers in Wisconsin no longer have to obtain a permit in order to work.  Employees ages 16 and 17 can do away with their work permits.  That doesn’t mean other requirements have gone out the window, however: among other continuing restrictions, minors remain prohibited from performing “hazardous work” (as defined by statute) and they may only work limited hours (also defined by statute).  Minors under the age of 16 must still obtain a work permit.

For more information about employment of minors, check out the State of Wisconsin website:  http://dwd.wisconsin.gov/er/

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