Work Permits "Work Permits" and/or "Working Papers" are not required in Florida and are not issued by either schools or a governmental agency in Florida.Unfortunately, many popular teen employers use applications with the request "If you are under 18, can you supply a Work Permit?Please contact your legal advisor for any legal advice or legal opinions.
It should be noted that the new Florida law only applies to nude images and if a minor distributes, possesses or creates an image of a minor engaged in sexual activity then the new law may not apply to them.
Effective October 1, 2011, a minor who is caught sending, creating or possessing a nude image of a minor will be charged with a non-criminal violation under Florida law.
View Safety Information to learn ways to reduce work place injuries and illnesses among youth.
Waivers of the Law The Florida Child Labor Law is designed to serve and protect minors and to encourage them to remain in school.
Prohibited Occupations View Prohibited Occupations to see the types of occupations that are not permitted for youth.
Safety Information Each year in the United States, about 70 teens die from work injuries and 70,000 get hurt badly enough that they go to a hospital emergency room.
Any use or reproduction of such material is strictly prohibited without the expressly written approval of Parental Solutions LLC.
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Any images sent or received within a 24 hour period will be treated as one offense.
In addition, a minor who is sent improper images and (i) did not solicit the images, (ii) took reasonable steps to report the images to a parent, guardian, school official or law enforcement officer, and (iii) did not distribute the image, then the minor will not be charged with a sexting offense.
Lastly, the new law only applies to minors and teenagers who are 18 and are caught sexting with a minor can still be charged under the State’s child pornography laws, and the law only covers nude images, images of minors engaged in sexual conduct or sexual excitement are not covered and minors can still be charged under the State’s child pornography laws if such images are possessed, distributed or created.