Minor Work Permits During Covid-19

Due to the new order set forth by our President to extend social distancing through April 30th- the Jr/Sr High School offices will NOT be open to process work permits during this time.  Please see the following guidelines below that say as long as the application front is all filled out- your place of work will have to accept it until the school officially opens.  The link for the application is below

36. How can students go about obtaining a work permit under Ohio’s Minor Labor Laws if schools are closed?

According to the Ohio Department of Commerce, if a minor has all necessary paperwork completed and is unable to get the permit processed due to school closure, the completed paperwork may itself stand in the place of the physically printed permit. Employers should keep the paperwork on file, just like they would the permit. The formal permit should be processed as soon as the school is reopened.

As a reminder, hour restrictions outlined in Ohio Revised Code Section 4109 are still in place for any week that was not a pre-planned school holiday (i.e., spring break) and the prohibited/hazardous occupation restrictions are still active.