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DO YOU NEED WORKING PAPERS? 

If you’re a teenager and have decided you need an income to help save for college, for a weekend at the shore, school clothing, etc., then perhaps it’s time to get a job.  Don’t forget that when you do get that job, you need working papers! 
 
Parents/students residing in the Quakertown School District may obtain an application for a work permit from Quakertown Senior High School, 600 Park Ave., Quakertown, PA  18951.  These applications are available in the High School office. Any one of the following must be presented as documentary proof of date of birth: Birth certificate; baptismal certificate; passport; learner’s permit; driver’s license; or affidavit of parent or guardian accompanied by physician’s statement of opinion as to the age of the minor.   
 
Work permits (blue cards) are issued to students who are age 14, 15, 16 or 17.   
 
Hours of operation are 6:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. - Monday thru Friday.  If you have any questions, call Donna Benner at QCHS, 215-529-2066. 
 

WHAT JOBS CAN I DO?

 

When you turn 14

When you turn 16

 

You can work in an office, grocery store; retail store; restaurant, movie theater or amusement park.
 
DURING SCHOOL TERM: Maximum 3 hours per school day.  May not work after 7 p.m. on a school day.  May work a maximum of 18 hours (Mon.-Fri.).  Plus an additional 8 hours on Sat. and/or Sun. and non-school days.
 
DURING SUMMER VACATION:
Maximum 8 hours per day, 44 hours a week.
You can work in any job that is not hazardous.
 
You cannot work in mining, logging, meatpacking, roofing, demolition, or excavation.  You cannot drive a car or forklift.  You cannot work with saws, explosives, radioactive materials or most power-driven machines.
 
DURING SCHOOL TERM: Maximum 28 hours (Mon.-Fri.)  Plus 8 additional hours on Sat. and 8 additional hours on Sun.  Cannot exceed 8 hours a day.
 
DURING SUMMER VACATION:
Maximum 8 hours a day, 44 hours a week.
Last Modified on March 13, 2015
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