Maine Free Printable Child Labor Law Posters Maine Child Labor Poster Poster

The Child Labor Poster is a child labor law poster by the Maine Department Of Labor. This poster is mandatory for some employers, including employers of minors.

This poster must be posted in a conspicuous place where all employees will see it in any workplace where employers hire minors. This poster describes the restrictions minors have on hours they can work for both the week and each day as well as restrictions when school is in session or not in session. This poster also describes the qualifications minors must have to be able to work and how to get more information on Child Labor Law.

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14- & 15-year olds may work in most businesses, except in 
most jobs in manufacturing, mechanical, dry cleaners, bakeries, 
hotels/motels, and most commercial places of amusement.  
Minors under 14 years old may not work in most  
businesses by Federal Law.
Work Permits
 •  Minors under 16 years of age need work permits in    
 order to work. 
 • Superintendent of schools certify academic standing. 
 • Minor allowed only 1 permit during the school year    
 but 2 during summer vacation. 
 • Minor cannot work until permit is approved                    
 by Bureau of Labor Standards. 
 •  Employer keeps Bureau-approved permit on file.  
Work Hours
Under 16 years old 
• No more than 6 days in a row. 
• Cannot work before 7:00 a.m. 
• Not after 7:00 p.m. during school year. 
• Cannot work after 9:00 p.m. during summer vacation.
When School Is Not in Session 
• No more than 8 hours in any one day (weekend, holiday, 
vacation or workshop). 
• Not more than 40 hours in a week (school must be out 
entire week).
When School Is in Session 
• No more than 3 hours on a school day, including Friday.
• Not more than 18 hours in a week that school is in session 
one or more days. 
16- & 17- years olds may work in most businesses, however 
not in hazardous jobs.
Prohibited Jobs
 Youth under 18 years old are not allowed to work at many 
hazardous jobs. Contact the Bureau of Labor Standards 
for details.  For a current list of hazardous jobs see 
Federal Regulation 29 CFR, Part 570. 
16- & 17- years old (enrolled in school) 
• No more than 6 days in a row. 
• Cannot work before 7:00 a.m. on a school day. 
• Cannot work before 5:00 a.m. on a non-school day. 
• Cannot work after 10:15 p.m. the night before a school 
• Can work up to midnight when there is no school the 
next day. 
When School Is Not in Session 
• No more than 10 hours in any one day (weekend,  
holiday, vacation, or workshop). 
• No more than 50 hours in a week.
When School Is in Session 
• No more than 6 hours on a school day. 
• No more than 10 hours on any holiday, vacation, or 
workshop day. 
• On last day of school week may work up to 8 hours. 
• No more than 24 hours in a week except may work 50 
hours any week that approved school calendar is less 
than 3 days or during the first and last week of school 
All employers must keep accurate payroll records for 
workers under18. Records must show what time the minor 
began work, total hours worked, and what time the minor 
finished work each day.
Note: Maine employers may also be covered under the Federal 
Fair Labor Standards Act. For more information, contact the 
U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Office at  
603-666-7716 or 
For more information, contact:
Maine Department of Labor
Bureau of Labor Standards 
45 State House Station 
Augusta, Maine 04333-0045 
Telephone: 207-623-7900 or 207-623-7930 
TTY users call Maine Relay 711 
Web site: 
rev. 03/14
Child Labor Laws
Child Labor Laws of the State of Maine provide protection for 
people under the age of 18 in nonagricultural jobs.  The Maine 
Department of Labor administers the laws, which all employers 
must follow. Department representatives inspect workplaces 
to ensure compliance. Citations and penalties may be issued to 
employers who do not comply. 
This poster describes some important parts of the laws. A copy of 
the actual laws and formal interpretations may be obtained from 
the Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Standards, by calling 
(207) 623-7900. (The laws are also on the Bureau web site.)
Maine Law (Title 26, 
M.R.S.A. § 42-B)
requires every 
employer to place this 
poster in the work-
place where workers 
can easily see it.
This poster is provided at no cost by the Maine Department of Labor and may be copied.

Other Maine Labor Law Posters 5 PDFS

There are an additional twelve optional and mandatory Maine labor law posters that may be relevant to your business. Be sure to also print all relevant state labor law posters, as well as all mandatory federal labor law posters.

Poster Name Poster Type
Mandatory Workers' Compensation Poster Workers Compensation Law
Mandatory Whistleblower's Protection Act Poster Whistleblower Law
Mandatory Maine Employment Security Act Poster Unemployment Law
Mandatory Minimum Wage Poster Minimum Wage Law
Mandatory Regulation of Employment Poster General Labor Law Poster

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