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Employment of Minors, 2017 Wisconsin Act 11, Law Change - Effective June 23, 2017

June 23, 2017

2017 Wisconsin Act 11

Law Change - Effective June 23, 2017

Changes to Wisconsin's child labor law remove the requirement that 16- and 17-year-old minors obtain work permits prior to beginning work. This law also changes the terminology to be used and refers to the "employment of minors" instead of "child labor."

Effective June 23, 2017,

  • 16- and 17-year-old minors do NOT need to obtain a work permit prior to beginning work. Work permits will not be issued for minors ages 16 or 17.
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