Minors must be at least 14 years of age to be employed in the state of New Jersey, with the exception of employment in agricultural work, newspaper delivery and theatrical occupations. The child labor laws no longer apply when minors reach the age of 18.
An employment certificate is required for all minors under the age of 18. An employment certificate can be obtained from the issuing officer of the school district where the minor resides, or of the district in which the minor has obtained a promise of employment if the minor is a nonresident of the State. A minor needs new working papers every time he/she changes a job.
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