Child Work Permits
Description: Section 40.1-78 of the Code of Virginia requires all employers intending to employ a teenager in the state of Virginia to comply with with the Commonwealth's Child Labor Laws. See the Guide for the Employment of Teenagers to review all of the major requirements of these laws. - See Instructions for Obtaining a Child Work Permit
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Description: Section 40.1-51.20 to 51.22 of the Code of Virginia, requires licensing and certification of asbestos contractors and workers by the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation (DPOR). Identical provisions were added for lead contractors in 1996.
Solicitation Permits - PDF | MSW
Description: Section 40.1-112 of the Code of Virginia requires all employers engaged in street trades in any public place, including candy sales and solicitation for subscription contracts for books, magazines or other publications (newspapers are excepted), to obtain a solicitation permit from the Department of Labor and Industry. Nonprofit organizations as defined in 26 U.S.C. § 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code are exempt from this requirement. Separate permits are required for each geographical area in which the employer plans to operate. Application for the permit must be made no more than 30 days before the date the employer plans to conduct business. The permits are valid from the date of issuance to June 30th of the next year.
Instructions: Applications must be submitted to the Department of Labor and Industry, Labor and Employment Law Division, Main Street Centre, 600 East Main Street, Suite 207, Richmond, Virginia 23219., or may be faxed to (804) 371-4643. For further information call (804)786-2386.
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Description: In Virginia, the management of any theater or other public place where a performance, concert, commercial presentation or entertain is to take place, must secure a Theatrical Permit from the Department of Labor and Industry allowing minors under the age of 16 to participate. No Permit is approved until the Commissioner of the Department of Labor and Industry is satisfied that the environment in which the minor is asked to participate is a proper, safe environment for the child. The Department of Labor and Industry must be satisfied that the conditions are “not detrimental to the health or morals of the child and that the child’s education will not be neglected or hampered by his or her participation in such drama, play, performance, concert, or entertainment.” § 40.1-102. No such Permit is required for any nonprofit dance, or music recital or noncommercial television or radio broadcast. Schools of performing arts are not required to obtain Theatrical Permits for performances related to classes.
Instructions: Theatrical Permit applications for each minor child involved must be notarized and filed at least five days before the performance date. The original Theartrical Permit Application must be submitted to the Department of Labor and Industry, Labor and Employment Law Division, Main Street Centre, 600 East Main Street, Suite 207, Richmond, Virginia 23219. The Child Labor Compliance Officers will review each application and investigate each performance situation in which the minor child will participate. If the review determines that the participation in the performance is not detrimental to the education, health or morals of the child, then the application should be approved. For further information call (804) 786-2706.