The Pennsylvania Labor Laws require any person under the age of eighteen (18) years to secure a work permit in order to be employed. This applies to any type of job for which you receive pay, whether it is after school hours, over weekends, or during summer vacations. Work permits may be obtained in the High School main office. a parent or legal guardian is required to be present with the student to sign the work permit application. Evidence of age is also required. Acceptable forms include birth certificate or passport.