Job & Family Services Office of Workforce Development
Youth Labor Laws
The Ohio Legislature and the Ohio Department of Commerce have updated the Work Permit process. As you may be aware, in order to work during the school year, minors must get a work permit. The Ohio Department of Commerce has made much of the permit process available through the Internet.
Students can go to the Ohio Department of Commerce web site to download and print the required Employer and Physician forms. After these forms are completed, the student can then take the forms to their school. If approved, the school will electronically receive notification and print the Work Permit on-the-spot.
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Legal Requirements For Hiring Minors

  1. 2011 Minimum Wage
  2. Minor Labor Laws Poster 
  3. Minimum Wage Poster (2011)
For More Information:
Office of Workforce Development 
P.O. Box 1618
Columbus, OH 43216-1618
Fax: 614-728-8366
Phone: 1-888-296-7541, Option # 3
                                                                                                                                   Last Update 11/18/2011