Getting a work permit in Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin. 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.
In Wisconsin, there are 15,210 miles of snowmobile trails; snow “highways” that are maintained and have signs. It would be easy for teenagers to get caught up in exploring the state by snowmobile. Many teens are interested in activities outside recreation and are hoping to earn money and gain experience. Fortunately for teens, in Wisconsin minors that are interested in obtaining employment are able to do so at the age of 14. For all minors under the age of 18, a work permit, called a child labor permit in Wisconsin, is required prior to their starting employment. Click here for more information on teen labor laws in Wisconsin.
While minors can begin working in Wisconsin at the age of 14, all teenagers under the age of 18 must have a child labor permit prior to starting work. The process to obtain the child labor permit is simple. Minors who are seeking to work in Wisconsin should take the following steps to obtain the child labor permit:
The child labor permit is employer and job specific. Should a minor seek a new employment opportunity, they must obtain a new child labor permit.
While minors as young as age 14 are able to work in the state of Wisconsin, all teenagers under the age of 18 must obtain a child labor permit prior to beginning work. In regards to Work Permits, employers in Wisconsin have the following responsibilities:
Employers in Wisconsin who are looking to hire teenagers under the age of 18 will not find it difficult to do so. The process that the employer needs to follow is straightforward and the employer’s role is minimal in the minor procuring the child labor permit. The employer is required to follow child labor laws and must have a child labor permit on file prior to allowing the minor to begin work.