Work Permit

Employment for Minors

Per the Official Nebraska Department of Labor:

“Children 14 and 15 years of age shall not be permitted to work more than eight hours a day, 48 hours a week, before the hour of 6 a.m. or after the hour of 10 p.m. under state law. Federal hour restrictions are: not more than three hours on a school day; not more than 18 hours in a school week; not more than 8 hours on a non-school day; not more than 40 hours in a non-school week; and not before 7 a.m. nor after 7 p.m. (9 p.m. from June 1 through Labor Day). For more federal regulations, click HERE.

The Department of Labor is authorized to issue a special permit to allow the employment of 14 and 15 year old children before 6 a.m. or after 10 p.m. provided there is no school scheduled the following day and after an inspection of the working conditions at the business premises. The special permit may be issued for periods not to exceed 90 days and may be renewed. The fee for each special permit or renewal shall be $10.

Special permits cannot be issued if the business falls under Federal Law.

Children under 16 years of age may not be employed in any work which by reason of the nature of the work is dangerous to life or limb, or in which the child’s health may be injured or their morals depraved.

The presence of a child apparently at work is prima facie evidence of employment.”

Here is the Work Permit.

For the work permit you will need to fill in the top half of the form (leave “evidence of age” blank) then print and bring the form to Mrs. Trembley in the Counseling Center.  She will complete the certification and give you a copy to bring to your employer.