Working as a minor without a permit ?

17, working with power equipment no work permit from this company. Is this illegal? I’m in MA?

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  • 1 month ago

    The company CAN'T issue a work permit. If you need one, it is issued by the government, often through the local public school.

    Having a work permit DOES NOT change what work you can legally perform, only if you can legally work AT ALL.

  • 1 month ago

    It is illegal for you to work without a work permit, yes.

  • 1 month ago

    Since when do companies hand out work permits?

  • 1 month ago

    It depends on the power equipment.  Depending on the specific equipment, some cannot be legally operated until reaching age 16, and some cannot be operated until reaching age 18.  Here's a list:

    https://www.mass.gov/service-details/prohibited-jo...

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  • 1 month ago

    Heavy equipment likely falls under hazardous jobs, which is not authorized at all for anyone under the age of 18; otherwise a work permit is required and hours would still be restricted. 

  • 1 month ago

    Companies don't issue work permits.  Counties/Cities issue work permits.  So, yes, you don't need a work permit issued by your employer.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    minors can't be bound by contracts

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