Anonymous asked in Business & FinanceCareers & Employment · 1 decade ago

How and what do you need to get a workers permit in Texas?

I'm 15 and will turn 16 in November, I really want to get a job to help my parents pay the bills, is it worth it getting one or should I just wait?

2 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    A child who is 14 or 15 years of age may be employed in the following occupations in retail, food service, and gasoline service establishments:

    Office and clerical work (including operation of office machines).

    Cashiering, selling, modeling, art work, work in advertising departments, window trimming and comparative shopping.

    Price marking and tagging by hand or by machine. Assembling orders, packing and shelving.

    Bagging and carrying out customers' orders.

    Errand and delivery work by foot, bicycle, and public transportation.

    Cleanup work, including the use of vacuum cleaners and floor waxers, and maintenance of grounds, but not including the use of power-driven mowers or cutters.

    Kitchen work and other work involved in preparing and serving food and beverages, including the operation of machines and devices used in the performance of such work such as, but not limited to, dishwashers, toasters, dumbwaiters, popcorn poppers, milk shake blenders, and coffee grinders.

    Work in connection with cars and trucks if confined to the following:

    Dispensing gasoline and oil.

    Courtesy service on premises of gasoline service station.

    Car cleaning, washing and polishing.

    Other occupations permitted by this section.

    But not including work:

    Involving the use of pits, racks or lifting apparatus or involving the inflation of any tire mounted on a rim equipped with a removable retaining ring.

    Cleaning vegetables and fruits, and wrapping, sealing, labeling, weighing, pricing and stocking goods when performed in areas physically separate from areas where meat is prepared for sale and outside freezers or meat coolers.


    A child who is 14 or 15 years of age may NOT be employed in:

    Manufacturing, mining, or processing occupations, including occupations requiring the performance of any duties in work rooms or work places where goods are manufactured, mined, or otherwise processed;

    Occupations which involve the operation or tending of hoisting apparatus or of any power-driven machinery other than office machines;

    The operation of motor vehicles or service as helpers on such vehicles;

    Public messenger service;

    Occupations which the Secretary of Labor may, pursuant to Section 3(l) of the Fair Labor Standards Act and Reorganization Plan No. 2, issued pursuant to the Reorganization Act of 1945, find and declare to be hazardous for the employment of minors between 16 and 18 years of age or detrimental to their health or well-being;

    Occupations in connection with:

    (a) Transportation of persons or property by rail, highway, air, water, pipeline, or other means;

    (b) Warehousing and storage;

    (c) Communications and public utilities;

    (d) Construction (including demolition and repair);

    Except such office (including ticket office) work, or sales work, in connection with paragraph 6(a)(b)(c) and (d) of this section as does not involve the performance of any duties on trains, motor vehicles, aircraft, vessels, or other media of transportation or at the actual site of construction operations.

    Work performed in or about boiler or engine rooms;

    Work in connection with maintenance or repair of the establishment or equipment;

    Outside window washing that involves working from window sills, and all work requiring the use of ladders, scaffolds, or their substitutes;


    (a) Including the use of electric and gas grilles that entail cooking over an open flame;

    (b) Including the use of deep fryers that are not equipped with and utilize devices that automatically lower and raise the baskets into and out of oil or grease.

    (c) Including the cleaning of kitchen surfaces and non-power driven kitchen equipment - including the filtering, transporting, and dispensing of oil and grease - but only when the temperature of the surfaces, equipment, oil and grease exceeds 100 F.


    Occupations which involve operating, setting up, adjusting, cleaning, oiling, or repairing power-driven food slicers and grinders, food choppers, and cutters, and bakery-type mixers;

    Work in freezers and meat coolers and all work in the preparation of meats for sale;

    Loading or unloading goods to and from trucks, railroad cars, or conveyors;

    All occupations in warehouses except office and clerical work

  • 1 decade ago

    Go to your school and theyll give u the working papers

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