Employment of Minors

On July 9, 2017, Maine Senate Paper 548 became law without the governor’s signature as an emergency measure. The law conforms state law to federal law while promoting safe working environments for minors as follows:

  • Amends laws relating to minors age 14 or 15 to allow them to work in bowling alleys and movie theaters and to clarify their employment in bakeries, hotels, and rooming houses.
  • Updates a provision regarding work permits for minors by deleting language dealing with triplicate permits and a master permit system and allowing for use of electronic permit submission and approval.
  • Updates occupational restrictions for minors age 16 or 17.

The law became effective July 9, 2017.

Read ME S.P. 548