A work permit is required
before anyone under the age of 18 is allowed to work in any job with the
exception of agriculture or domestic service work (e.g. babysitting). Employers should have
a work permit on file for the
minor being employed before they may allow
the minor to begin work. Big Foot High School issues work permits.
Copies of the permit go to the employer and the minor, in addition to
the school district where the minor is enrolled.
To obtain a work permit, the
minor or parent must visit the BFHS office, bringing with them:
In lieu of a birth certificate, we may accept other legal proof of
age. For instance, we may accept a valid driver's license/learner's
permit for minors age 15-years-old and older, or an identification
card issued by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation as proof
of a minorís age. This means that we may now accept a duly attested
birth certificate, a verified baptismal certificate, or a driverís
license/learnerís permit or photo ID card issued by the Department
Social Security Card
We cannot accept a Social Security Number. The
applicant must present the minor's actual Social Security Card.
Hiring statement from the employer
This statement explains the minor's job duties and hours of work.
Written Parent's Consent
The $10.00 fee for the permit must be reimbursed to the
minor by the employer at the end of the first pay period.