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Part 4: Montana through Puerto Rico

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Montana

Employment Certificate: Issued to minors under age 16 (mandated), issued by school
Age Certificate: Issued to minors 16 and over: in hazardous situations (mandated) and in other occupations (on request), issued by Labor Department

Nebraska

Employment Certificate: Issued to minors under age 16 (mandated), issued by school
Age Certificate: Issued to minors 16 and over (on request), issued by school

Nevada

Employment Certificate: Issued for minors under age 14 with written permission of district judge (mandated)
Age Certificate: Not issued

New Hampshire

Employment Certificate: Issued to minors under age 16 (mandated), issued by school
Age Certificate: Not issued
Note: Employers must maintain on file a signed, written document from the youth's parent of legal guardian authorizing the employment.

New Jersey

Employment Certificate: Issued to minors under age 18 (mandated), issued by school
Age Certificate: Issued to minors ages 18 to 21 (on request), issued by school

New Mexico

Employment Certificate: Issued to minors under age 16 (mandated), issued by Labor Department and school
Age Certificate: Issued to minors 16 and 17; issued by Labor Department and school

New York

Employment Certificate: Issued to minors under age 18 (mandated), issued by school
Age Certificate: Issued to minors 18 and over, issued by school

North Carolina

Employment Certificate: Issued to minors under age 18 (mandated), issued by Department of Labor or the County Director of Social Services
Age Certificate: No Provision*

North Dakota

Employment Certificate: Issued to minors under age 16 (mandated), issued by Department of Labor
Age Certificate: Issued to minors 16 and over; issued by Labor Department

Ohio

Employment Certificate: Issued to minors under age 16 at any time, and at ages 16 and 17 during school term (mandated), issued by school
Age Certificate: Not issued
Note: Minors 16 and 17 years of age are required to have proof of age for employment during school vacation. The Superintendent of Schools for the district in which the student lives may approve employment in a seasonal amusement park or recreational establishment without an age certificate.

Oklahoma

Employment Certificate: Issued to minors under age 16 (mandated), issued by school
Age Certificate: Issued to minors 16 and 17, issued by school

Oregon

Employment Certificate: Not issued
Age Certificate: No Provision*

Pennsylvania

Employment Certificate: Issued to minors under age 18 (mandated), issued by school
Age Certificate: No Provision*

Puerto Rico

Employment Certificate: Issued to minors under age 18 (mandated), issued by Labor Department
Age Certificate: Issued to minors 18 through 21 (on request), issued by Labor Department

*"No provision" indicates that the issuance of an employment or age certificate is unnecessary because another type of certificate covers all minors.

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Rules and Regulations
Alabama through Hawaii
Idaho through Missouri
Rhode Island through Wyoming

Source: U.S. Department of Labor

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