For your convenience, working papers are available daily by accessing the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development. You may also download Form A-300 here on the West Orange High School website by clicking the New Jersey Employment Certification Form link or in the School Counseling Office located on the first floor in the Conforti Avenue building.
How to successfully complete the A300 Form.
Please click on the link to view instructions on how to successfully complete the A300 form for validation.
Rate of Pay for Young Workers in New Jersey - (Minimum Wage)
EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2019 - The New Jersey minimum wage rate is $8.85 per hour.
A minor is entitled to a minimum wage in the following industries:
- Food Service (Restaurant)
- Beauty Culture
- Light Manufacturing Apparel
- First processing of farm products
Please be advised - Certain places are not required to pay minimum wage. Some examples are: Nursing homes, boardwalk and other seasonal amusements, summer camps, professional offices and libraries. However, jobs related to food service in any of the noted places must pay the minimum wage. (Example: An office worker in a nursing home can be paid less than the minimum wage; however, a dining room waitress in the nursing home must be paid at the minimum wage rate.)
Please adhere to the information noted above to avoid any delay in processing your working papers.
IMPORTANT -- Students attending school in another district, who wish to have their working papers validated must adhere to the following:
- Must be a West Orange resident
- Must provide proper ID (Refer to Section D on the A300 form.)Must have their school official complete Section E before submission.
PLEASE BE ADVISED - Working Papers are submitted to the State of New Jersey - Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Any information omitted from the A300 form will delay employment for the minor applicant.