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Working Papers (Form ED-301)

When choosing a job and determining what documentation is necessary for employment, parents and guardians play an integral role in ensuring that their child makes an informed decision. Additionally, it is essential for students to develop work-readiness skills, such as working in teams, problem-solving and leadership skills.

Connecticut child labor laws are designed to protect the health and education of young workers under the age of 18 years old. Parents can help best by understanding the protections and safeguards of the child labor laws and how they are applied.

School Role

  • The superintendent or his/her designee shall issue Working Papers to any resident minor who desires employment, is within the allowable ages, and whose prospective job meets the statute.

Employer Role

  • A prospective employer must provide a written promise of employment to the minor.  This letter must include the job title, detailed list of duties, hourly wages, hours per week the minor will work, and the employer’s signature.

Educators and employers have a responsibility to provide children with the education and experiences that will prepare them to be college and career ready. Our primary concern, whether minors are learning in school or out in the workforce, is that our children are safe. 

Working Papers (Certificate of Age Form ED-301) can be obtained from the Westhill main office upon presentation of a promise of employment from an employer. The written promise of employment must state specifically what job and associated tasks the minor will be performing.