• Child Labor Work Permits

    On May 18, 2009, Governor Riley signed into law the Child Labor Reform Act of 2009.  The new act reforms Alabama child labor enforcement standards, transferring the permitting process from the public school system to the Alabama Department of Labor.

    Under the new system, permits will no longer be required for each minor employed. In its place, employers will be required to purchase a Certificate; Class I, to employ minors age 14 or 15 and/or Class II, to employee minors age 16 or 17.
    The certificate will be applied for online for a fee of $15.00 per certificate.  The certificate must be renewed annually.  Every business location must have a certificate on display for the appropriate age groups they hire.
    Apply for the certificate by going to:  Alabama Department of Labor
    Additionally, schools will still issue an "Eligibility to Work" form certifying that students under 16 have satisfactory grades and attendance in order to be employed.  This form must be in the minor's personnel file for inspection.
    Alabama Department of Labor
    Child Labor Division
    100 North Union, Suite 620
    Montgomery, AL  36130
    Phone Number:  (334) 242-3460