On September 30, 2023, Governor Newsom signed Assembly Bill (AB) 800, which will provide revisions to the requirements for the issuance of student work permits along with additional requirements for schools in conjunction with Workplace Readiness Week.

AB 800 requires that starting August 1, 2024, any minor seeking the signature of a verifying authority on a Statement of Intent to Employ a Minor and Request for a Work Permit-Certificate of Age, to be issued a document clearly explaining basic labor rights extended to workers, as provided, before or at the time of receiving the signature of the verifying authority.

Further, under the law, all public high schools would be required to observe Workplace Readiness Week by providing information to students on their rights as workers.

If you have questions about AB 800 or related issues, contact a Jackson Lewis attorney to discuss.