Question

Is it illegal to lie about your age when your applying for a job?

Well im 15 and I want to apply for a job but most of them require you to be 16 I have working paper forms for a sixteen year old filled out and I could easily say Im 16 but would they find out im not and will I get In trouble?(i live in new york city)

Answers

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Yes. Misleading someone for the purpose of financial gain is fraud... And although it is highly unlikely that the employer would do anything about it--in practical terms, you've just made it easy for them to fire you for cause.

#1

you will be fired when you are found out.

#2

you could do jail time

but then again every new Yorker is required to do some time

#3

Yes it is very illegal. Do not do it.

#4

im sure it is illegal because under 16 you are supposed to have a work permit.

#5

not legal trouble, but you could be in trouble with your employer for lying. but I'm sure they'll forget it if you're a hard worker.

#6

no, you really can't.

#7

Yes it would be illegal as you are falsifying a government form (the work permit).

#8