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Detailed Information for: Minor Under 14, Work Permit
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Updated: 1/31/2014
Description: A "minor" is anyone under the age of 18. In general, a minor must be at least 14 years old to work in non-agricultural employment in Oregon. There are special regulations that apply to the employment of minors in agriculture. Employers of minors 14-17 years of age must obtain an Employment Certificate (See "Minors, Annual Employment Certificate for Minors").

The Oregon Wage and Hour Commission may allow younger individuals to work under certain circumstances. Minors under 14 years of age may not be employed in any enterprise subject to the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act, in any establishment where alcoholic beverages are dispensed or served, in any theater or amusement park, in any work that involves the minor in canvassing door to door, or in any establishment catering to adults only. Parents may employ their children under 16 years of age in occupations other than manufacturing or mining, or occupations declared hazardous by the US Department of Labor. For more information, please contact the Bureau of Labor and Industries.

Minors under 14 are required to obtain an individual work permit.
Statutes, Rules, Ordinances: OAR 839-021
Duration: Until 14th birthday
Fees - application, exam, etc.:  none
Responsible Agency: Labor and Industries Bureau (BOLI)
Bonding Requirements: None
Insurance Requirements: None
Prerequisites: Minor under 14 years of age.
Application Form: Employment Permit Application for Minors Under 14
Service Links:  Child Labor Laws
 Summary of Child Labor Laws - Gives Prohibited occupations
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Required Documentation: Birth certificate or other proof of age.
Completed application form, employer must complete reverse side, signed by parent or guardian.
Additional Information: Employment of Minors Q&A

  Agency Information
Please refer to the Agency Website for further details and additional information.
Agency Name: Labor and Industries Bureau (BOLI)
E-mail Address: mailb@boli.state.or.us
Phone: 971-673-0761
Mail Address: Bureau of Labor and Industries
800 NE Oregon St., #32, Suite 1045
Portland, OR 97232
Website Information: http://www.oregon.gov/BOLI/pages/index.aspx

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