Skip to main content Skip to office menu Skip to footer
Capital IconMinnesota Legislature

Office of the Revisor of Statutes

    Subdivision 1. When issued. Any minor 14 or 15 years of age who wishes to work on
school days during school hours shall first secure an employment certificate. The certificate shall
be issued only by the school district superintendent, the superintendent's agent, or some other
person designated by the Board of Education. The employment certificate shall be issued only
for a specific position with a designated employer and shall be issued only in the following
(1) if a minor is to be employed in an occupation not prohibited by rules promulgated under
section 181A.09 and as evidence thereof presents a signed statement from the prospective
employer; and
(2) if the parent or guardian of the minor consents to the employment; and
(3) if the issuing officer believes the minor is physically capable of handling the job in
question and further believes the best interests of the minor will be served by permitting the
minor to work.
    Subd. 2. Content of certificates. The employment certificate shall show the name, address,
date of birth and description of the minor, the name and address of the employer, the kind of work
to be performed, the hours of exemption, and shall also require the signature of the parent or
guardian and the minor in the presence of the issuing officer.
    Subd. 3. Consulting requirement. If the issuing officer is in doubt about whether the
proposed employment is in accordance with these provisions, the officer shall consult with the
division before issuing the certificate.
    Subd. 4. Termination. Upon termination for any reason of the employment authorized, the
employer shall return the employment certificate directly to the issuing officer with a notation
showing the date of termination.
    Subd. 5. Cancellation. The issuing officer is authorized to cancel an employment certificate,
if the issuing officer determines that such action would be in the best interest of the minor.
History: 1974 c 432 s 5; 1985 c 248 s 70; 1986 c 444

Official Publication of the State of Minnesota
Revisor of Statutes