Student Work Permits

The Indiana Department of Labor, Bureau of Child Labor, requires all minors who are aged 14, 15, 16 or 17 to obtain a Work Permit. You may check the web site at http://www.in.gov/dol/childlabor.htm for work hours restrictions and further information.

When school is in session, HHS students must apply for their permit at school.

Students not enrolled in the EVSC system will need to contact EVSC Center for Family, School, and Community Partnerships/Student Support Services, at 310 S.E. 8th St. (812-435-8866--make sure to call before you go). Their hours are generally from 7:45am to 2:45pm. You must take with you a certified copy of your birth certificate and a completed Intention to Employ form. The parent must accompany the student and the student must be present to sign the final Work Permit. 

*Students in MIDDLE SCHOOL will take their completed Intent to Employ form to their school secretary or counselor (he or she will scan this copy to Mrs. Effinger--once the Work Permit has been processed through the Indiana Dept of Labor site, it will be mailed to your home address). If your employer does not have a form, you may get one here https://www.in.gov/dol/files/youthEmployment_intentionToEmploy_a1_stateForm896.pdf
Please note that grades and attendance may be a deciding factor in whether a form is processed. Also, the student must have the birth certificate and the proper proof of residence uploaded to his or her school records before the Intent to Employ form is processed.

For HHS Students wishing to begin the process of obtaining a Work Permit (when school is in session):

1. You must have the employer fill out the Intention to Employ/A1 form. See Mrs. Effinger in the Counselors’ Office either before or after school or print this form. Your employer may also provide this form.

2. Once the Intention to Employ form is completed and signed by the student, parent/guardian, and the employer it must be brought to the Counselors’ Office in the morning before school (prior to 7:30am) in order for a Work Permit to be processed through the Indiana Department of Labor website.

3. Mrs. Effinger will check grades, attendance, and the student's documents (we must have a certified copy of the birth certificate, as well as Proof of Residence in their files before we can proceed).

4. When the permit is processed, the secretary will send an email to the student and he/she may pick up the Work Permit after the last bell of the day (2:30pm). The minor seeking the Work Permit must personally appear and sign for the permit in the Counselors’ Office. The parent/guardian may not sign the Work Permit for the student.

5. If the student forgets to pick up the Permit, they may pick it up the next morning, before 7:30am.

6. The minor will be given a signed copy of the Work Permit, with the school's embossed seal on the document, to take to their employer. The Indiana Department of Labor requires the employer to keep this Permit.

7. Students may hold more than one job as long as the combined hours do not exceed the designated hours allowed for the student’s current age. A separate Work Permit must be obtained for each job.

8. Poor attendance, grades, discipline may result in the REVOCATION of a work permit.


To obtain a Work Permit when school is not in session:

SUMMER WORK PERMIT INFORMATION: Any student needing a work permit over the summer must go to the EVSC Center for Family, School, and Community Partnerships/Student Support Services, at 310 S.E. 8th St. (812-435-8866--make sure to call before you go). Their hours are generally from 7:45am to 2:45pm. You must take with you a certified copy of your birth certificate, and a completed Intention to Employ form. The parent must accompany the student and the student must be present to sign the final work permit.