In response to the current COVID-19 event, pursuant to La. R.S.
23:184.1, the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) will begin
issuing sixty (60) day blanket Employment Certificates for
employers desiring to employ minors in the state.
Employment Certificates issued due to this event shall expire sixty
(60) days from the date of issuance. Upon expiration, employers
will be required to obtain Employment Certificates as required
pursuant to La. R.S. 23:181 et. seq.
Employers desiring to obtain an Employment Certificate pursuant
to this memorandum must submit a completed and signed
“Application to Employ Minors under 18” along with proof of age
The application can be downloaded from the Louisiana Workforce
Commission’s website or by copying and pasting the following web
address into your web browser:
EmployForm.pdf. Incomplete applications will not be processed.
Employers should allow three (3) days for processing.
When the application has been approved, the employer will be
notified via email from the LWC Office of Workforce
Development. The names of those minors who are approved to
work pursuant to the Employment Certificate will also be attached
to the email.
As indicated, blanket Employment Certificates are
effective for a maximum of sixty (60) days. Blanket Employment
Certificates are not transferable. Certificates are required to be kept
at the minor’s work location.
Any questions or concerns regarding this memorandum should be
directed to firstname.lastname@example.org