The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDOL) has announced a new online application for teenagers who need working papers at, launching June 1. Minors who need working papers to start a job—and any employer who hires a worker under age 18 in New Jersey—will visit the site and register, following prompts to complete the working papers application online. 

NJDOL will administer this digitized, streamlined process in accordance with A4222/S2796, a law that Gov. Murphy signed last year to enhance protections for the state’s young workers. Schools will no longer be involved, but minors, employers, and caregivers all play a role and will receive email notifications when it’s their turn to take action. The minor and employer will receive an email letting them know the application has been approved or rejected.

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