Annual Employment Certificate Application  

For Minors 14 through 17 Years of Age

An employer who hires minors 14 through 17 years of age must apply to the Bureau of Labor and Industries for an annual Employment Certificate EACH YEAR.  (Employment of minors under 14 requires an additional permit.)
Any changes to the information required by this application (including the locations where minors will be employed) must be reported within 15 days to the Bureau by submitting a Notice of Change to Annual Employment Certificate.
If the application is properly completed and the employment activities listed comply with all laws and rules for the employment of minors, a validated Employment Certificate will be issued to the employer.  This will typically take 7 to 10 business days.  Please forward a copy of the Employment Certificate to each of your business locations for posting. A copy of this certificate must be posted at each of your business locations.
An employer must retain the validated Employment Certificate during the period of time for which it is issued and ensure that it remains posted in a conspicuous place where all employees can readily read it.
If it appears that the proposed employment activities will violate any law or rule pertaining to the employment of minors, the application will be denied and returned to the employer. The employer may revise the duties in order to comply with the child labor law.
A Summary of Child Labor Laws is available on request as well as online. Your signature on the application will signify that you have reviewed the summary and that you agree to comply with the child labor laws. If minors are employed at multiple locations, a copy of the Summary of Child Labor Laws is required to be provided to the manager of each location where minors will be employed.
If you have questions on the application of child labor laws to your business, you may contact the Bureau of Labor and Industries Technical Assistance Unit in Portland at (971) 673-0824 for clarification.
An Employment Certificate renewal reminder will be sent to you approximately one month prior to the expiration date of your certificate.