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NJ Department of Education Working Papers

Department of NJ Working Papers:

Any student under 18 years of age must have working papers in order to obtain employment in accordance with the labor laws as prescribed by the State of New Jersey.

Forms may be obtained in Cherokee's Main Office located in the north building or select the link below to download and print:

Working Papers


SECTION A -- Minor’s Personal Information:  Fill out completely.  Parent/Guardian must sign.

SECTION B -- Employment Information:  Have your employer fill out this section completely.  Your employer must sign.

SECTION C -- Physician’s Certification:  During the school year, if you have a current physical (within the last 365 days) on file with the school, this section can be completed by a Cherokee Nurse.  During the summer, you will need to have your physician complete Section C.  

SECTION D -- Proof of Age:  If you are a current Cherokee student, you do not need to provide us with a birth certificate or other age-related items.

SECTION E -- School Record:  Completed by a Cherokee staff member if you attend Cherokee, otherwise completed by your school.

SECTION F -- Issuing Officer Certification:  Completed by a Cherokee staff member.  Make sure you sign and date where it states "signature of minor."


After you have filled out your sections, you may email the form to:, or you are welcome to bring the form to the main office in the north building. 


Office hours during the school year are 7:00 am to 3:30 pm, Monday thru Friday.



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