All students under 18 years old (minors) who work in New Jersey must have an employment certificate — also called “working papers.”
OCHS provides the following instructions below for both OCHS students and visiting students who are working in Ocean City.
For your convenience and safety during the current pandemic of COVID-19, NJ working papers will only to be processed electronically until further notice.
INSTRUCTIONS TO COMPLETE WORKING PAPERS
Please read instructions in full and complete the steps in chronological order as outlined. Failure to do so will result in delay of your papers being authorized, and will create additional steps that may prohibit your working papers from being processed. Please remember - The OCHS SECTIONS OF THE FORM are completed LAST. Once all other steps are completed, you should email your form to be processed.
MINOR (student) WILL COMPLETE:
A. PERSONAL INFORMATION – To be fully completed by applicant and Parent/Guardian. *Minor’s Social Security Number and Parent Signature are required.
B. EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION - Must be completed by your employer.
*Employer Signature is required.
C. PHYSICIAN’S CERTIFICATE - Must be completed by your physician with the date of examination and appropriate box checked.
*Physician’s Signature is required.
D. PROOF OF AGE - If you are a student at OCHS, proof of age is not required.
***All visiting students not attending OCHS must attach proof of age documents and a valid school ID or Driver’s License when emailing completed working papers. Examples of these documents would be Birth Certificate, Passport or Driver’s License.
F. ISSUING OFFICER CERTIFICATION (SIGNATURE ONLY) - Minor’s signature is required in this section.
OCHS WILL COMPLETE:
E. SCHOOL RECORD - to be completed by OCHS authorized personnel. THIS SECTION IS COMPLETED ONLY AFTER THE FORM IS FILLED OUT COMPLETELY AS INSTRUCTED ABOVE.
F. ISSUING OFFICER CERTIFICATION - To be completed and signed by OCHS authorized personnel. THIS SECTION IS COMPLETED ONLY AFTER THE FORM IS FILLED OUT COMPLETELY AS INSTRUCTED ABOVE.
Once all the above sections are complete you can email the completed form to email@example.com.
If all instructions were completed correctly, and all signatures are in the correct spot, your working papers will be processed and returned to you via the email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Working papers are processed weekly on Mondays. If you submit your working papers on Tuesday, the papers, if completed accurately, will be processed the following Monday.
Thank you for your cooperation as we navigate the remote processing service due to the fluid circumstances surrounding COVID-19.
If you have any questions please call the OCHS Main Office at (609) 399-1290. All calls are still being received and answered remotely.
Advisement: Digital communication offers more opportunities for confidential information to be compromised. In order to limit compromised information, documents, OCHS will only return forms, completed in full and correctly, to the original (receiving) email address. OCHS will not respond to emails that have multiple users and OCHS will not copy (cc:) any additional email addresses.