What's a work permit and what's the appropriate age to start to work?

What's a work permit? I'm 12 years old and I want to know when it's appropriate to start to work, most say at the age 14, but then I started hear something about work permits. I live in California. And the work im interested in is working at stores like a sale clerk or a cashier, help broom, and fix the t-shirts. Or jobs like at a book stores, mainly cashier stuff or cleaning up. Stores as in the mall.

Asked By: - 8/22/2010
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Basically, If you are underaged...You have to get a work permit in the State of California...This is because of the Movie Industry in California and to protect child actors from abuse...At you age...Go take the Red Cross course for babysitting...or a paper route...At 16 is a good age to start working part time at a... More
Answered By: Antonio D - 8/22/2010
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Many years ago in the United States, children were forced to go to work as young as 10 and work very long hours. At the time there we few laws to protect them... More
Answered By: Mike - 8/22/2010
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