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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SPECIAL PERMITS Special permits may be issued to minors of any age to be employed as a model, performer, or entertainer. The applications an d 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. I n 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 a ny 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 wo rk 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. MI NORS 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 g ranted by the Commissioner of Labor and Industry. Applications for exceptions should be addressed to the Commissioner giving explicit details. 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 b usiness 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 ins tructor 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 firefi ghting or rescue and who are 16 years of age or older. Occupations in excavation operations. OCCUPATIONS FORBIDDEN TO ALL MINORS Certain o ccupations 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 except ions. Occupations in or about plant or establishments containing explosive components. Occupations of motor -vehicle driver and outside helper. Coal -Mine oc cupations. Logging occupations and occupations in the operation of any sawmill, lath mill, shingle mill, or cooperage -stock mill. Occupations involved in the operation of p ower -driven woodworking machines. Occupations involving exposure to radioactive substances and to ionizing radiations. Occupations involved in the operation of elevators and other pow er-driven hoisting apparatus. Occupations involved in the o peration 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 renderin g. 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 follo wing 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 loc al, 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.
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/ChildWorkPermit/web/content/Documentation/Minor%20Work%20Permit%20Fact%20Sheet%20FINAL.pdf , updated January 2020
- 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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