Connecticut Department of Labor - Today's Youth - Tomorrow's Workforce!

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 
What forms do I need to start working?

Here's a checklist to use when you're applying for a Statement of teens at laptopAge or Working Papers:

  • Are you at least 16 years old? (you only have to be 15 years old if you want to work in a retail store during vacation weeks)

  • Did an employer write you a promise of employment?

  • Do you have proof of your age (birth certificate, baptismal certificate, passport, etc.)?

  • Do you have your Social Security card?

  • Are you legally allowed to work at the job? (see "How Old Do I Have To Be To Get A Job?")

  • Are you legally allowed to work in that industry? (see "How Old Do I Have To Be To Get A Job?")

  • Are you legally allowed to work the days and hours of the job?  (see "What Hours Can I Work?")

If the answers to all of the above questions are "YES", take your "promise of employment" and proof of your age to the public high school in your town OR contact your Superintendent of Schools. You MUST have working papers before you start work. 

Published by the Connecticut Department of Labor, Project Management Office
Last Updated: March 07, 2014