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Article - Labor and Employment




§3–211.

    (a)    (1)    Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, a minor under the age of 16 years may not be employed or allowed to be employed:

            (i)    before 7:00 a.m.;

            (ii)    from the day after Labor Day through the day before Memorial Day, after 8:00 p.m.;

            (iii)    from Memorial Day through Labor Day, after 9:00 p.m.; or

            (iv)    more than:

                1.    4 hours on a day when school is in session;

                2.    8 hours on a day when school is not in session;

                3.    23 hours in a week when school is in session for 5 days; or

                4.    40 hours in a week when school is not in session.

        (2)    The hours of work allowed under paragraph (1)(iv) of this subsection do not include any hours that a minor works in a bona fide work-study or student-learner program while school normally is in session.

    (b)    The Commissioner may grant to a minor an exception to the restrictions under this section if the Commissioner:

        (1)    receives the written consent of a parent of the minor or a person standing in the place of the parent; and

        (2)    determines that:

            (i)    there will be no hazard to the health or welfare of the minor; and

            (ii)    granting the exception will not impede the minor in fulfilling school graduation requirements.