Getting a work permit in Kentucky is much easier than most teens think, but the entire process can be pretty confusing if you've never done it before. Because of this, we've created this page which outlines everything you need to know about getting a work permit in Kentucky. If you're under the age of 16, a work permit is required to work part-time at any company, so follow what we've outlined here and you can get a job in no time.
Corbin, Kentucky is the home of the first Kentucky Fried Chicken owned and operated by Colonel Sanders. Fast food is often a popular employment option for youth, and in Kentucky, minors as young as 14 are able to seek employment with no work permit required. Should a minor aged 16 or 17 be interested in working more than 30 hours per week during a school week, they will have to complete the “Certificate of Satisfactory Academic Standing” form and the “Parent/Guardian Statement of Consent” form. Despite there being no requirement for a work permit, employers have to follow teen labor laws; click here for more information on teen labor laws in Kentucky.
The state of Kentucky does not require work permits. Should a minor aged 16 or 17 want to work more than 30 hours per week during the school week, they will have to complete two forms prior to doing so:
Work permits are not required in Kentucky. The “Certificate of Satisfactory Academic Standing” is valid for one year unless it is revoked. The “Parent/Guardian Statement of Consent” is specific to the employer and a new one would be required should the minor decide to move on to a new position and will be working more than 30 hours during a week that school is in session.
Employers in Kentucky do not have to obtain work permits from the youth they employ, however, as noted above, they must follow teen labor laws. This includes collecting and keeping on file the “Certificate of Satisfactory Academic Standing” form and the “Parent/Guardian Statement of Consent” form at the place where the minor is employed.