Application for Special Industrial
U.S. Department of Labor
Wage and Hour Division
230 South Dearborn Street, Room 514
Chicago, Illinois 60604
OMB No.: 1235-0001
Prepare three copies of this form and forward the original to the address shown above. The duplicate is to be kept by the employer and the
other copy given to the homeworker applicant. All questions must be answered in full. The homeworker applicant is to furnish information for Section I. The
employer furnishes information for Section II. The signature of each is required on the application. Section III, Report of Medical Examination, should be
completed by a licensed physician.
Public Use Statement: Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) section 11 (d), 29 U.S.C. § 211(d) authorizes this report. Completion of Form WH-2 is necessary
to obtain certiﬁcates to employ individual homeworkers in one of the restricted homework industries noted in item I, below. Completion of the form is volun-
tary; however, failure to provide the information will result in non-issuance of a homeworker certiﬁcate and such employment in a restricted industry will be in
violation of the FLSA. (See 29 C.F.R. part 530). This is an application form only and not a certiﬁcate. The Department of Labor uses the information provided
to determine whether terms and conditions necessary to issue an individual certiﬁcate have been met.
Section I. Information to Be Furnished by Homeworker
1.Certiﬁcate is requested for employment in the industry checked below:
Button & Buckle Manufacturing Gloves and Mittens Jewelry Manufacturing Women's Apparel
Embroideries Handkerchief Manufacturing Knitted Outerwear
2.Print or type Name of Homeworker Applicant3.Address (Street No., Apt. No., if Any)
4.City or Town, State, ZIP Code5.Age6.Telephone Number (Include Area Code)
7.Explain fully why you are unable to work in a factory:
a. Do You Hold a State Homeworker Certiﬁcate? b.If “Yes,” Name Statec. Expiration Date of State Certiﬁcate
I have read the statements in this application and ask that the requested certiﬁcate be granted.
Signature of Homeworker (If worker cannot write, signature may be made by mark (X) and witnessed by another person.)
Signature or Mark (X) of Homeworker Applicant: Date: Signature of Witness (If Necessary):
Public Burden Statement
According to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, no persons are required to respond to this collection of information unless it displays a
currently valid OMB control number.
The Department of Labor estimates it will take an average of 30 minutes for respondents to complete this collection of information, including the
time for reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing the
collection of information. If you have any comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection information, including
suggestions for reducing this burden, send them to the Administrator, Wage and Hour Division, U.S. Department of Labor, Room S-3502, 200
Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20210. DO NOT SEND THE COMPLETED FORM TO THIS OFFICE.
(continued on next page) Form WH-2
Rev. December 2010
10. Name of State Vocational Rehabilitation Agency, if Any,
Supervising Homeworker’s Employment
address, enter name and address of ﬁrm or individual distributing work.
Information to Be Furnished by Employer
9. Name and Address, Including ZIP Code of Employer
11. If work is to be distributed to homeworker from other than above
I certify that the answers to the above questions are true and correct.
(Telephone Number Including Area Code)
(Print or Type Name of Employer or Authorized Representative) (Title)
(Signature of Employer or Authorized Representative) (Date)
Section III. Report of Medical Examination
12. Name of Person Examined
Nature of Disability
Application to Work at Home Because of Inability to Work in a Factory Due to Physical Disability. How and to what extent does the disability
affect the ability of the applicant to undertake work in a factory?
Application to Work at Home
Due to Need to Care for an Invalid. Does the disability of the invalid warrant care to the extent of
employment of the applicant away from home? Yes No. If “Yes,” explain nature and extent of care required.
13. What Is the Prognosis?
14. Print or Type Name and Address, Including ZIP Code, 15. Signature of Examining Physician
of Examining Physician
Rev. December 2010