The Pennsylvania Child Labor Law, Act 151 of 2012 resulted in changes to Work Permit Application. All students between the ages of 14 and 17 are required by Pennsylvania School Law to secure an Employment certificate, known as "Working Papers," before they may begin to work. Students, who have reached 18, by state law, do not need working papers. Under the current Pennsylvania Child Labor Act, only one type of work permit is issued. This is a wallet-size, transferable work permit, which is valid from the time of issuance until the minor turns 18 years of age. The minor provides a copy to the employer and retains the original.
Work permits are now being processed electronically. Use the following link to download and complete the School District Work Permit Application (PDF). *Note: Please be sure to complete all boxes, add electronic signature where indicated, and provide a copy of the required proof of age such as one item listed below:
- Birth Certificate
- Driver’s license
- Learner’s permit
Once the application is completed, email your application and proof of age to Mrs. Wilson from Downingtown West’s Main Office at firstname.lastname@example.org. The actual work permit will be completed and approved by Mrs. Wilson and returned to the student via email. Students must sign the working permit prior to providing a copy to the employer.
Any questions, please contact Mrs. Wilson.