Minors employed in the state of California must have a Permit to Employ and Work (commonly referred to as a “work permit”). Work permits are typically issued by the school where the student is enrolled. Work permits indicate the duties and location where the work will be done as well as the number of hours a minor may work. In most cases it is a two-step process, the minor along with the parent/guardian and employer fill out the B1-1 form and submit to the school local to the minor’s address. The school district reviews the B1-1 form and issues the B1-4 (Work Permit).
For more information about requirements and laws, please visit the California Department of Education website.
To obtain a work permit, please click the box to the right “How to Obtain a Work Permit.”