Working Papers

  • The State of New Jersey has changed how students will register for employment. 

    As of June 1st 2023, the process for working papers has gone

    completely digital and is no longer administered by schools.

    Here’s how it works:

    1. Minors and their employers each go to to start.

    2. The employer is emailed a unique 8-digit code they share with every minor
    they hire.

    3. The minor fills out their working papers application online, entering the
    employer’s unique 8-digit code. The minor adds their caregiver’s name and
    email address.

    4. The employer is emailed when a minor applies for working papers using
    unique 8-digit code assigned to their business. The employer clicks the link
    in the email to add job duties and hours and give their OK.

    5. The caregiver is emailed that a working papers application has been started
    by a minor in their care. The caregiver clicks the link in the email to give
    their OK and provide the minor’s proof of age.

    6. The minor and their employer each receive an email when the caregiver
    takes action on the working papers application.

    7. The minor can begin working — unless they receive an email rejecting their
    application. (Notification of approval/rejection can be expected within 24
    hours of the caregiver taking action.)