Work Permits for High School Students

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
submit   a
completed   and   signed   “Application   to   Employ   Minors   under   18”   along   with   proof   of   age   to .   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: .    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.