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Employment of Minors-con’t

When school is in session, 14 and 15 years olds may not work:

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More than 3 hours on any school day More than 8 hours on a non-school day (Saturday, Sunday, holi- days) More than 18 hours in any week More than 6 days in any week

There are exceptions to the above, please refer to the NYS Depart- ment of Labor website.

Minimum Wage The General Industry Minimum Wage Act pro- vides that all employees including domestic work- ers with certain specified exceptions, must be paid at least at least $7.25 per hour as of July 2009.

How to Obtain Working Papers To obtain working papers, you must first get information and an appli- cation form from your school office. If you are not in school or you are applying during a vacation period, obtain the address of a certificat- ing office school nearest your home. In completing the application, you will need:

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The signature of your parent or guardian Your birth or baptismal record for proof of age, and A doctor’s certificate showing that you are physically fit to work

For full time work certificates, please refer to the NYS Department of Labor website.

Resources

Cayuga Works Career Center

Youth Employment and Training Programs

(315) 253-1135

www.cortland-co.org/cayugaworks/cayugahome.asp

Cayuga/Seneca Community Action Agency

Youth Achieving at Work Program

(315) 252-0038 www.csaa.com

Cayuga County Employment & Training Dept.

NYS Department of Labor

(315) 253-1590 www.labor.state.ny.us

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