An Update to Maine’s Child Labor Laws Means a New Poster Is Required

The State of Maine just updated its Child Labor Laws notice, which has a revision date of 7/17. Read on to see what changes have been made by the Department of Labor.

Updates to the Notice

The Child Labor Laws now provide protections for people under the age of 18 in both agricultural and nonagricultural jobs. Prior to this update, only nonagricultural jobs were included.

While 14- and 15-year-olds may still work in most businesses, they may not work in hazardous occupations that might jeopardize their health, well-being, or educational opportunities. Information about minors under the age of 14 has been removed from the poster.

The rules for 16- and 17-year-olds have not changed. Minors in this age group may still work in most businesses, except for hazardous jobs.

The notice states that the provisions outlined above provide limited exemptions. Employers may contact the Bureau of Labor Standards for details.

One last change to the Child Labor Laws is that permits are now required for all minors under 16 years of age.

Let Us Help You Stay in Compliance

This is the second change to the Maine poster in 6 months. If you order our  1-Year Compliance Plan, you will automatically receive the updated Maine poster as soon as it becomes available. And because we provide free poster updates for mandatory changes, no matter how many occur during the year, you can count on us to keep you in compliance!