Until further notice, the Lafayette Parish School System (LPSS) will no longer issue work permits. High school students seeking employment will need to have their employer complete the necessary paperwork. Particulars and directions provided by the Louisiana Department of Education are listed below.
Employment Certificate for Minors
In response to the current COVID-19 event, pursuant to La. R.S. 23:184.1 the Louisiana Workforce
Commission (LWC) will begin issuing sixty (60) day blanket Employment Certiﬁcates for employers
desiring to employ minors in the State of Louisiana. Employment Certiﬁcates issued due to this event
shall expire sixty (60) days from the date of issuance. Upon expiration, employers will be required to
obtain Employment Certiﬁcates as required pursuant to La. R.S. 23:181 et. seq.
Employers desiring to obtain an Employment Certiﬁcate pursuant to this memorandum must
completed and signed “Application to Employ Minors under 18” along with proof of age to
firstname.lastname@example.org . The application can be downloaded from the Louisiana Workforce
Commission’s website or by copying and pasting the following web address into your web browser:
http://www.laworks.net/Downloads/WFD/MinorApplicationToEmployForm.pdf . Incomplete
applications will not be processed. Employers should
allow three (3) days for processing.
When the application has been approved, the employer will be notiﬁed via email from the LWC Oﬃce of
Workforce Development. The names of those minors who are approved to work pursuant to the
Employment Certiﬁcate will also be attached to the email. As indicated, blanket Employment Certiﬁcates
are eﬀective for a maximum of sixty (60) days. Blanket Employment Certiﬁcates are not transferable and
certiﬁcates are required to be kept at the minor’s work location.
Any questions or concerns regarding this memorandum should be directed to
Additionally, LPSS will not issue Attendance Veriﬁcation Forms for driver’s licenses until the Louisiana
Department of Motor Vehicles reopens its oﬃces.