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Indiana's Online Work Permit System

Effective September 8, 2020

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The Indiana Department of Labor will again enforce the requirement for employers to have on-file work permits for minor employees as required according to Indiana law. If the minor has been legally emancipated, has graduated from high school (or its equivalency), attends homeschool, is a non-resident of Indiana, is enrolled in a Career and Technical Education program, or if the minor will be working for a business that is solely-owned by a parent, they are not required to obtain a work permit.

April 1, 2020: Changes to Youth Employment Laws

As of April 1, 2020, various updates have taken effect in the newly-titled Youth Employment division for the state of Indiana. Please download this training document to see and learn all new laws involving employing minors.

Teen Worker Safety

The Bureau of Youth Employment partnered with INSafe, Indiana's occupational safety and health consultation program, to provide information about teen worker safety and health.

Together, the Bureau of Youth Employment and INSafe created two short training videos centered around Indiana's Youth Employment laws and on the job safety.

For more information about teen labor laws and workplace safety and health, please visit the Teen Worker Safety page and our Frequently Asked Questions. For questions about Indiana's Youth Employment laws, please email your inquiry to the Bureau of Youth Employment at youthemployment@dol.in.gov. Please contact INSafe for workplace safety and health inquiries by email at insafe@dol.in.gov or contact us by phone at (317) 232-2688 to speak with a safety or health consultant.