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    Subdivision 1. Proof of age. Every employer shall require proof of the age of any minor
employee or prospective employee by requiring the minor to submit an age certificate, a copy of
the minor's birth record, a copy of the minor's driver's license, or a United States Department of
Homeland Security Citizenship and Immigration Services Employment Eligibility Verification
Form I-9. Upon the request of a minor, an age certificate shall be issued by or under the authority
of the school superintendent of the district in which the applicant resides. Superintendents,
principals, or headmasters of independent or parochial schools shall issue age certificates to
minors who attend such schools.
    Subd. 2. Content of certificates. The age certificate shall show the age of the minor, the date
of birth, the date of issuance of the certificate, the name and position of the issuing officer, the
name, address, and description of the minor, and what evidence was accepted as proof of age.
The age certificate shall also show the name of the employer, the proposed occupation, and shall
state that a separate employment certificate is required for minors under 16 to work on regular
school days during school hours. It shall be signed by the issuing officer and by the minor in
the officer's presence.
    Subd. 3. When issued. An age certificate shall not be issued unless the minor's birth record
or photocopy or extract thereof is exhibited to the issuing officer, or unless such evidence was
previously examined by the school authorities and the information is shown on the school records.
If a birth record is not available, other documentary evidence shall be accepted only as provided
by the rules or orders of the department.
    Subd. 4. Filing requirements. The employer shall keep an age certificate for the duration
of the minor's employment and shall keep on file all age certificates, copies of birth records or
copies of drivers' licenses presented to the employer pursuant to subdivision 1, where they may be
readily examined by an agent of the Division of Labor Standards.
History: 1974 c 432 s 6; 1985 c 248 s 70; 1986 c 444; 2001 c 82 s 1; 1Sp2001 c 9 art 15
s 32; 2007 c 13 art 1 s 25