Getting a work permit in Oregon 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 Oregon. 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.
Oregon has more ghost towns than any other state. While there may not be teenagers in ghost towns looking for work, employment may be of interest to teens living in the rest of the state. In Oregon, youth that are looking to work are able to do so at the age of 14. Work permits are not required for minors seeking employment in Oregon. Should an employer be interested in hiring minors, the employer is responsible for obtaining a valid Employment Certificate. Click here for more information on teen labor laws in Oregon.
The state of Oregon does not require work permits for minors seeking employment.
As the state of Oregon does not require work permits for minors to begin work, this is not applicable.
While minors as young as age 14 are able to work in the state of Oregon without a work permit, in order for employers in Oregon to hire minors, they must obtain and Employment Certificate. In order to obtain an Employment Certificate, the employer must do the following:
Employers in Oregon who are looking to hire minors under the age of 18 will not find it difficult to do so. The process that the employer needs to follow is straightforward and easy to follow. The employer is required to follow child labor laws and must have an Employment Certificate on file and renewed annually, prior to hiring minors.