New Process for Obtaining Youth Employment Certificates

Date: May 04, 2021

The North Carolina Department of Labor is rolling out a new process for obtaining youth employment certificates that’s intended to to streamline the process and ensure that young people are working in safe jobs.

After a soft launch in April, the new process took effect May 3. The NCDOL Wage and Hour Bureau administers youth employment certificates, which are required under the N.C. Wage and Hour Act. The certificates, commonly referred to as a work permit, are designed to alert parents, teens, and employers of certain prohibited jobs and hour limits for workers under the age of 18. 

If you have questions about the process, contact the Wage and Hour Bureau Call Center at 800-625-2267 or visit the Department of Labor’s website.


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