Public Act 90 of 1978, the Youth Employment Standards Act (YESA), as amended, defines a minor who is less than 18 years of age, including but not limited to employees, volunteers, independent contractors and performing artists.
Minors under 18 years of age must obtain a work permit or a written agreement or contract entered into between the employer and the governing school district, public school academy, or nonpublic school before starting work. Work permits can be obtained from the state of Michigan school issuing officer (the chief administrator of a school district, intermediate school district, etc.) the minor attends or the school district where the minor will be employed. If the minor changes jobs, a new work permit is required for the new employer. A work permit may be revoked for poor academic performance. A work permit is required even if the minor is home/cyber/virtual/online schooled, does not attend school, or out-of-state resident.
Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity YESA Information Sheet
DEVIATION FORMS: Deviation forms are intended for students who will be working OUTSIDE the regular hours as indicated on the appropriate work permit. Please note, students are technically “still in school” according to the Youth Employment and the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity. Deviation Forms can be obtained from the employer and brought to LOHS Issuing Officer with the Work Permit.
Seniors seeking to obtain full time employment, must request a letter of successful high school completion before becoming full-time. Again, students are still considered “in school”. Therefore, any senior, satisfied with their grades and have completed all of Lake Orion Community Schools' Graduation Requirements MUST request a verification letter from Tara Hall.