The Executive Director of Employment Standards will approve a permit if it meets all of the criteria listed on the permit application.
The request to vary the rules does not take effect until the Executive Director approves the application. For example, an employer who has applied for permission to employ a youth (under 14 years of age) cannot hire the youth until the Executive Director formally approves the permit application.
Posting Approved Permits
If the application is approved, the permit will be sent to the employer. In most cases, the permit must be posted in a location that is accessible to the affected employees. The Executive Director may waive this requirement if the employer proves that the authorization cannot be posted or it is impractical to post due to the nature of a job site. An alternative arrangement may then be required such as providing a copy of the permit to each employee.