In the state of Michigan, any minor ages 11 to 18 needs to complete a work permit to be able to work. Children under the age of 16 need to fill out a special permit and are much more restricted in the type of work and the number of hours they are allowed to perform. Work permits can be obtained online at the State of Michigan website, but they need to be filled out by the minor, the place of employment and the Issuing Officer at the minor's school or the school district in which he seeks work.
Visit the State of Michigan government website. The information needed can obtained in the Department of Energy, Labor and Economic Growth section of the website.
Click on the "Wage & Hour Division" link located on the left-hand side of the Department of Energy, Labor and Economic Growth page.
Click on the "Youth Employment" link, again located on the left-hand side of the site. The work permit information is located half-way down the page.
Click on the "Work Permit" link. A Work Permit fact sheet link includes additional pertinent information.
Decide which form is needed. The CA-6 form is for minors ages 15 and under looking to work, while the CA-7 form is for minors that are ages 16 or 17.
Click on the link for the correct form, and print it out.
Follow the steps in filling out Section I. The information needed in Section I refers to the minor's age, address, school and parent information. The minor's signature is required in this section.
Take the form to the minor's prospective employer so he can fill out Section II. The information required for Section II refers to the place of employment the minor is seeking to work, including the address, hours of operation, applicant's job title and hourly wage.
Take the form to the minor's school's Issuing Officer to fill out Section III. Section III requires the Issuing Officer to obtain proof of the minor's age and verify her school attendance.