• Temporary Guidelines to Obtain a Work Permit

    (The provisions of the law about the minor signing the permit in the presence of the issuing agent is relaxed under the state of emergency provisions per the Department of Labor Standards, March 30, 2020)

    All students between the ages of 14 – 17 should complete both the Employment Permit Application and the google document Employment Permit Questions that can be found on the district website under Students and Parents, Student Work Applications https://www.warehamps.org/.  The student should have the prospective employer complete the Promise of Employment section of the application form; have it signed by the parent/guardian/custodian of the student, and sign it as the minor student.

    For Wareham Public Schools students, we will use your school record as proof of age.  Please email the completed application to mrorke@wareham.k12.ma.us or mail to the Wareham Public Schools, 48 Marion Road, Wareham, MA 02571 Attn: M. Rorke.

    For non-Wareham Public Schools students, please scan a government issued ID (ex. birth certificate, passport, MA ID, learner’s permit or driver’s license) to verify your age with the completed application to mrorke@wareham.k12.ma.us or mail to the Wareham Public Schools, 48 Marion Road, Wareham, MA 02571 Attn: M. Rorke.

    If a student is 14 or 15 years old, the student must have the Physician’s Certificate of Health portion of the application completed in order to receive a work permit. 

    Upon review of these documents, you will be issued an Employment Permit via email or mail.  Prior to giving the Employment Permit to your employer, please sign it.

    More info here: http://www.mass.gov/ago/doing-business-in-massachusetts/labor-laws-and-public-construction/youth-employment/how-to-apply-for-a-youth-permit-to-work.html