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Employment of Minors

In accordance with the Louisiana Minor Labor Law (Title 23, Chapter 3 of Revised Statutes of 1950, as Amended) the Lafayette Parish School System works cooperatively with the Louisiana Department of Labor and local businesses to issue work permits for individuals under the age of 18 residing in Lafayette Parish. The Intention to Employ Minor Form can be obtained through local businesses, the Child Welfare and Attendance Office and available for download below.

During the regular school session, public high school students may obtain a work permit from their high school site (including W.D. & Mary Baker Smith Career Center).  During school holidays and summer sessions, work permits may be obtained at Child Welfare and Attendance located at the LeRosen Elementary Building.

The LeRosen Elementary Building
516 E. Pinhook Rd.
Lafayette, LA 70508

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Hours: 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Please call (337) 521-7089 for additional assistance.


All private school students or individuals no longer enrolled in school must obtain work permits through Child Welfare and Attendance at all times.