The Department of Workforce Development’s Equal Rights Division has developed a new online work permit application tool. The online application will be available to the parents of minors 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from any computer, tablet, smartphone, or similar device.
You can access the site at https://dwd.wisconsin.gov/er/laborstandards/workpermit/. Payment is made directly to the department through the application, using a credit or debit card or by ACH direct withdrawal. Once the permit application process is complete, the Department mails a paper copy of the permit directly to the employer.
In addition, we have reorganized our employment of minors web pages. The information you need is linked including a guide to hazardous and prohibited work, the hours and times of day restrictions for minors, and links to the appropriate statutes and codes. Waterford Union High School will discontinue issuing work permits staring June 17, 2023.