As of June 1, 2023, working papers for minors have gone digital. The website, MyWorkingPapers.nj.gov, is now live. With this updated process, minor workers, their caregivers, and employers fill out their respective parts on the online application instead of using the old paper form.
In short, the new process is as follows:
Teenagers and employers each go to MyWorkingPapers.nj.gov to get started.
Employers receive a unique eight-digit code when they register, which they share with every minor they hire.
The minor completes the online working papers application, entering their caregiver’s name and e-mail address, and the employer’s eight-digit code, which links the application to a specific employer.
E-mails prompt the employer and teen’s caregiver‚ a parent or guardian—to complete their portions of the application and sign their permission. Caregivers also will be asked to upload a copy of a birth certificate, passport or other official document. The minor begins working when the application is approved.