Maryland Employment of Minors Poster
The Employment of Minors is a labor law posters 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. It describes the restrictions that minors have for working, how, and where to apply for a work permit for a minor. This notice also lists areas of employment that are prohibited for all minors to work at and areas of employment that minors of a certain age cannot work yet.
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Minor Fact Sheet APPLYING FOR A WORK PERMIT Applications for work permits are accepted online at: www.dllr.state.md.us/childworkpermit. Steps: Minor or Parent/ Guardian completes required information online and prints work permit TO BE VALID: The Minor, the Minor’s Parent/ Guardian, and the Employer must sign the permit NOTE TO EMPLOYERS A minor under the age of 14 is not permitted to work and may not be employed . 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 th e minor is permitted to work. Employers must keep the work permit on file for three years. Permissible Hours of Employment All Minors: May not be employed or permitted to work more than five hours continuously without a non -working period of at least ½ hour. Minors 14 —15: • *Non -school hours; *3 hours on any day when school is in session ; 8 hours on any day when school is not in session *18 hours in a school week; 40 hours in any week when school is not in session ; *May only work between the hours of 7:00am and 7:00pm. *May work until 9:00pm from June 1 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. *This is based upon a more restrictive Federal law. 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 eight consecutive hours of non -work, non - school time in each 24 -hour period Exceptions: 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 specific details. Non -Employment Activities Activiti es 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, o r 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. 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 (address below) or online at: www.labor.maryland.gov/labor/wages/empm.shtml 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 of the U.S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division (410) 962 -6211 . FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT : Maryland Department of Labor Division of Industry - Employment Standards Service 10946 Golden West Drive, Suite 160 • Hunt Valley , MD 21031 Telephone Number: (410) 767 -2357 • Fax Number: (410) 333 -7303 • E -mail: dldliemploymentstandards [email protected] (Labor and Employment Article, Section 3 -206, Annotated Code of Maryland) Minor Fact Sheet 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 forbid den to be employed at these occupations with certain except ions including but not limited to Youth Apprenticeship . 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: 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 t he 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 occupat ions 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): scaffolding acids construction dyes railroads hoisting apparatus brickyard gases lumber yard lye airports public messaging service occupations causing dust or gases in injurious quantities boats engaged in navigation or com - merce certain poultry activities certain baking and cooking any occupation deemed injurious by the Commis - sioner after investigation. transportation of persons or property Rev. 2/22 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 healt h and welfare of the minor. 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. Occupations in or about plant s or establishments manufacturing or storing explosives or articles 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 e 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 radiati ons. 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. (Labor and Employment Article, Section 3 -206, Annotated Code of Maryland) Occupations in connection with mining, other than 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 shipbreaking operations. Occupations involved in roofing operations . Occupations involved in excavation operations .
Other Maryland Labor Law Posters 4 PDFS
There are an additional 24 optional and mandatory Maryland 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.
- Original poster PDF https://www.dllr.state.md.us/labor/wages/minorfactsheet.pdf , updated January 2023
- Maryland Labor Law Posters at http://www.dllr.state.md.us/oeope/poster.shtml
- Maryland Department Of Labor, Licensing and Regulation
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