Parent or Guardian Consent form

Minors aged sixteen or seventeen who are to be employed during summer vacation months after the last day of the school term in the spring and before the first day of the school term in the fall, in nonagricultural and nonhazardous employment as defined by the ''Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938'', 52 Stat. 1060.29 U.S.C.A. 201, and similar state statutes, or in other employment not prohibited to minors age sixteen or seventeen by law, shall not be required to
provide an age and schooling certificate as a condition of employment. In order to be hired for employment during summer vacation months, such minors shall provide the employer with the following:

  1. Evidence of proof of age in the same manner as proof of age is provided the superintendent of schools under division C of section 3331.02 of the Revised Code.
  2. A statement signed by the minor's parent or guardian consenting to the proposed employment during the summer vacation months. For the purpose of this section, in the absence of a parent or guardian a person over eighteen years of age with whom the minor resides may sign such statement.

The employer shall retain a copy of the proof of age and the statement of consent with the minors employment records.

For more information, see the Ohio Department of Commerce website. 

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