Meaning of “working papers” in the English Dictionary

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"working papers" in British English

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working papersnoun [ plural ]

uk /ˈwɜː.kɪŋ ˌpeɪ.pəz/ us /ˈwɝː.kɪŋ ˌpeɪ.pɚz/ US

official documents that allow someone from a foreign country or under 16 years old to be employed

(Definition of “working papers” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"working papers" in Business English

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working papersnoun [ plural ]

uk us

HR, GOVERNMENT, WORKPLACE in the US, legal documents that allow young people or people born outside the US to work there:

In some states, if you're under 16 or 18, you need to obtain working papers in order to be able to work legally.

(Definition of “working papers” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)