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Starting on June 1, applications for teen working papers will be available online, instead of at schools, and employers who hire teenagers must register with the state to receive a unique eight-digit code that they will share with every minor they intend to hire.

Under a 2022 NJBIA-led state law that takes effect June 1, a potential hire will visit the state website at to create an online account to start the working paper application process. Parents and guardians will review the details of the job and provide proof of the minor’s age. The state Department of Labor & Workforce will then notify the business the minor’s working papers application has been approved.

NJDOL Commissioner Robert Asaro-Angelo and Deputy Assistant Commissioner Nicholas Toth will discuss all the upcoming changes to the working paper application process on May 24 during an NJBIA online event for employers, “What You Should Know About the New Teen Working Papers Process & the 2023 NJ Tourism Season.”

The one-hour online presentation, which will also feature a discussion on summer tourism, will led by NJBIA President & CEO Michele Siekerka and NJBIA Vice President of Government Affairs Alexis Bailey. It begins at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 24. Go here to register.