Maryland Free Printable Child Labor Law Posters Maryland Employment of Minors Poster

The Employment of Minors is a child labor law poster by the Maryland Department Of Labor, Licensing and Regulation. This poster is mandatory for some employers, including employers of minors.

This poster must be posted in a conspicuous place where all minor employees will see it. This poster describes the restrictions that minors have for working, how and where to apply for a work permit for a minor. This poster also lists areas of employment that are forbidden for all minors and areas of employment that minors of a certain age cannot work yet.


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SPECIAL PERMITS 
Special permits may be issued to minors of any age to be employed as a model, performer, or entertainer.  The applications and 
permits are available only from the Baltimore office of the Division of Labor and Industry. 
FEDERAL RESTRICTIONS 
Restrictions under the child labor provisions of the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act may be greater than State Standards.  In all 
cases, the higher  or  more restrictive standard prevails.   Information on Federal Standards is available from the Baltimore office 
(410) 962-6211 and the Hyattsville office (301) 436-6767 of the U.S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division. 
  
PERMISSIBLE HOURS OF EMPLOYMENT FOR  
ALL MINORS 
May not be employed or permitted to work more than 5 
hours continuously without a non-working period of at 
least ½ hour. 
  
MINORS 14 – 15 
4 hours on any day when school is in session. 
8 hours on any day when school is not in session. 
23 hours in any week when school is in session for 5 days. 
40 hours in any week when school is not in session. 
May only work between the hours of 7:00 am and 8:00 pm 
May work until 9:00 pm from Memorial Day until Labor Day 
The hours worked by a minor enrolled in a bona fide work-
study or student-learner program when school is 
normally in session may not be counted towards the 
permissible hours of work prescribed above.  
  
MINORS 16- 17 
May spend no more than 12 hours in a combination of 
school hours and work hours each day. 
Must be allowed at least 8 consecutive hours of non-work, 
non-school time in each 24-hour period 
  
EXEMPTIONS 
Exceptions to hours and occupations may be granted by 
the Commissioner of Labor and Industry.  
Applications for exceptions should be addressed to 
the Commissioner giving explicit details. 
  
WORK PERMIT FOR MINORS  
Employment Standards Service 
1100 N. Eutaw St. Room 607 
Baltimore, MD 21201 
Phone: 410-767-2357 
Email: [email protected] 
A minor under the age of 14 may not be employed or 
permitted to work. 
Minors 14  through  17 years  of  age  may  only  work  with  a 
work permit. 
 The work permit must be in the employer’s possession 
before the minor is permitted to work. 
 Employers must keep the work permit on file for three 
years. 
  
APPYING FOR A WORK PERMIT 
Applications for work permits are accepted online at:  
https://www.dllr.state.md.us/childworkpermit 
Steps: 
 Minor completes required information online 
 Minor prints work permit 
 TO BE VALID: The Minor, the Minor’s Parent 
(Guardian), and the Employer must sign the permit 
NON-EMPLOYMENT ACTIVITIES 
Activities not considered employment if performed outside of 
the prescribed school day and the activity does not involve 
mining, manufacturing or hazardous occupations.  The 
activities include: 
 Farm work performed on a farm. 
 Domestic work performed in or about a home. 
 Work performed in a business owned or operated by a 
parent or one standing in the place of a parent. 
 Work performed by non-paid volunteers, in a charitable or 
non-profit organization, employed with the  written consent 
of  a parent or one standing in the place of a parent.          
 Caddying on a golf course. 
 Employment as an instructor on an instructional sailboat. 
 Manufacturing of evergreen wreaths in or about a home. 
 Delivery of newspapers to the consumer. 
 Work performed as a counselor, assistant counselor, or 
instructor in a youth camp certified under the Maryland 
Youth Camp Act. 
 Hazardous work performed by non-paid volunteers of a 
volunteer fire department or company or volunteer rescue 
squad who have completed or are taking a course of study 
relating to firefighting or rescue and who are 16 years of age 
or older.

 Occupations in excavation operations. 
  
 
OCCUPATIONS FORBIDDEN TO ALL MINORS 
Certain occupations are declared to be hazardous by the U.S. Secretary of Labor and have been adopted by reference by the 
Commissioner of Labor and Industry for the State of Maryland.  All minors are forbidden to be employed at these occupations 
with certain exceptions. 
  
  
  
 Occupations in or about plant or establishments containing 
explosive components.     
 Occupations of motor-vehicle driver and outside helper.                                                                                                  
 Coal-Mine occupations.                                                                                 
 Logging occupations and occupations in the operation of 
any sawmill, lath mill, shingle mill, or cooperage-stock mill. 
 Occupations involved in the operation of power-driven 
woodworking machines.    
 Occupations involving exposure to radioactive substances 
and to ionizing radiations.    
 Occupations involved in the operation of elevators and 
other power-driven hoisting apparatus.   
 Occupations involved in the operation of power-driven 
metal forming, punching, and shearing machines. 
 Occupations in connection with mining, other than 
manufacturing or storing explosives or articles coal. 
 Occupations involving slaughtering, meat-packing or 
processing, or rendering. 
 Occupations involved in the operation of certain power 
driven bakery machines. 
 Occupations involved in the operation of certain power-
driven paper products machines. 
 Occupations involved in the manufacture of brick, tile, and 
kindred products. 
 Occupations involved in the operation of circular saws, 
band saws, and guillotine shears. 
 Occupations involved in wrecking, demolition, and ship-
breaking operations. 
  Occupations involved in roofing operations. 
 In addition to the hazardous occupations as declared by the U.S. Secretary of Labor and adopted by the Commissioner of Labor 
and Industry, the following occupations are forbidden to all minors: 
  Occupations in, about, or in connection with: 
 Blast furnaces. 
 Docks or wharves, other than marinas where pleasure 
boats are sold or served. 
 Pilots, firemen, or engineers on any vessel or boat 
engaged in commerce. 
 Railroads. 
 Erection and repair of electrical wires. 
 Any distillery where alcoholic beverages are - 
manufactured, bottled, wrapped or packed. 
 The manufacturing of dangerous or toxic chemicals or 
compounds. 
 Cleaning, oiling or wiping of machinery. 
 Any occupation forbidden by any local, state or federal law. 
 Any occupation which after investigation by the 
Commissioner is deemed injurious to the health and welfare 
of the minor. 
 
A  minor  may  not  be  employed  to  transfer  monetary  funds  in  any  amount  between  8  p.m.  and  8  a.m.  or  in  any  amount  over 
$100.00  between  8  a.m.  and  8  p.m.  unless  that  minor  is  the  child  of  the  owner  or  operator  or  the  funds  have  been  received  in 
payment of goods or services delivered by the minor. 
AREAS OF EMPLOYMENT RESTRICTED FOR MINORS 14 AND 15 YEARS OF AGE 
(1) Manufacturing, mechanical or processing occupations including occupations in workrooms, workplaces or storage areas 
where goods are manufactured or processed. 
(2) Operation, cleaning or adjusting of any power-driven machinery other than office machines. 
(3) Occupations in, about or in connection with (except office or sales work not performed on site): 
  
  
Rev. 7/14 
 scaffolding 
 acids 
 construction 
 dyes 
 brickyard 
 gases 
 lumberyard 
 lye 
 airports 
 railroads 
 occupations causing 
dust or gases in 
injurious quantities 
 boats engaged in 
navigation or 
commerce 
 any occupation 
deemed injurious by 
the Commissioner 
after investigation.

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