Work Permits

HMBHS Work Permit Requirements

The following are required for the issuance of a Work Permit from HMBHS

  1. Completed Work Permit Form submitted to HMBHS Work Permit Coordinator, Ms. Sonja Krieger in the front office. This form is available from the Work Permit Coordinator and at
  2. Student must meet the following requirements:
    • Student must have a GPA of 2.0 with no 'F' grades
    • Attendance - 92% at minimum
    • Behavior - no major offenses
  3. It is the student's responsibility to check on the status of the permit request and to pick up copies. The Work Permit Coordinator will issue or deny the permit within 3 school days of the request.
  4. HMBHS may revoke the Work Permit at any time if the above requirements are not maintained. If revoked, the employer will be notified by phone and the student will be notified by staff.
  5. Work Permits are valid until 5 days into the start of the following school year - it is the student's responsibility to reinitiate each year.

Student Responsibilities for maintaining a Work Permit

  1. Maintain a GPA of 2.0, with no F grades in any class.
  2. Maintain attendance at 92% or better.
  3. Maintain an appropriate discipline record at school and work.
  4. Understand that grades and attendance will be monitored throughout the year. If the student does not meet requirements, his/her work permit will be revoked.
  5. Agree that school is the priority over work.
  6. Any student denied a work permit must wait until next grading period to re-apply.

Important Labor Laws Relating to Minors

Please read the State of California Department of Industrial Relations Summary Chart for parameters on work permits, including ages and hours worked.

Minors under the age of 18 may not work in environments declared hazardous or dangerous for young workers as listed below:

  • Explosive exposure
  • Motor vehicle driving/outside helper
  • Coal mining
  • Logging and saw milling
  • Power-driven woodworking machines
  • Radiation exposure
  • Power-driven hoists/forklifts
  • Power-driven metal forming, punching, and shearing machines
  • Other mining
  • Power-driven meat slicing/processing machines
  • Power-baking machines
  • Power-driven paper products/paper bailing machines
  • Manufacturing brick, tile products
  • Power saws and shears
  • Wrecking, demolition
  • Roofing
  • Excavation operation

For more information about child labor laws, contact the U.S. Department of Labor at, and the State of California Department of Industrial Relations, Division of Labor Standards Enforcement at

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