How to Get a Work Permit in South Carolina

Getting a work permit in South Carolina is much easier than most teens think, but the entire process can be pretty confusing if you've never done it before. Because of this, we've created this page which outlines everything you need to know about getting a work permit in South Carolina.  If you're under the age of 16, a work permit is required to work part-time at any company, so follow what we've outlined here and you can get a job in no time.

Minimum Working Age in South Carolina

Johnston, South Carolina, is known as the peach capital of the world. What may be more appealing to teenagers than peaches is the opportunity to earn their own money. Fortunately for minors in South Carolina, those as young as 14 are able to seek employment. There is no requirement for a work permit, the minor just needs to find a job. As the federal government does not require work permits, minors living in South Carolina do not have to obtain one prior to seeking employment in the state. Despite there being no requirement for a work permit, employers have to follow teen labor laws; click here for more information on teen labor laws in South Carolina.

Applying For a Work Permit in South Carolina

The state of South Carolina does not require work permits. A minor in South Carolina who is seeking employment will need to show the employer a legal document that shows their age; for example, a birth certificate or driver’s license.  

Transferring Work Permits in South Carolina

As work permits are not required in South Carolina, this is not applicable.

Employer Responsibility With Work Permits in South Carolina

Employers in South Carolina do not have to obtain work permits from the youth they employ, however, as noted above, they must follow teen labor laws.