Article - Labor and Employment
(a) A parent or guardian of a minor may apply for a work permit by completing an online application that includes:
(1) verification of the minor’s age;
(2) a description of the work to be performed by the minor;
(3) approval by the parent or guardian of the minor’s employment; and
(4) any other information the Commissioner may require.
(b) After reviewing an online application for a work permit, the Commissioner may issue the permit if the employment is allowed under this subtitle for the minor for whom the permit is sought.
(c) (1) The Commissioner may issue a work permit that authorizes a minor to be employed in an occupation that otherwise would be restricted under § 3–213 of this subtitle, if the minor:
(i) is exempted, under § 7–301(d)(2)(i) of the Education Article, from attendance in public school because the emotional, mental, or physical condition of the minor makes instruction detrimental to the progress of the minor;
(ii) is to be employed only in office work;
(iii) is to be employed in work that is performed outside of all rooms where goods are manufactured or processed; or
(iv) is to be employed in work that a county school system obtains and supervises as part of a work–study, student–learner, or similar program for which the employment is an integral part of the course of study.
(2) The Commissioner shall issue a work permit that authorizes a minor to be employed:
(i) in an occupation that otherwise would be restricted under § 3–213 of this subtitle if the minor is granted an exception by the Commissioner because, after investigation, the Commissioner determines that neither the work nor the work site where the work is to be performed is hazardous to the minor; or
(ii) in an occupation that otherwise would be restricted under § 3–213(c)(1) or (2) of this subtitle, if the minor:
1. has completed a course of study in that occupation at an accredited school and has been graduated from the school; or
2. is granted an exception by the Commissioner because employment in that occupation is part of a work–study, student–learner, or apprentice program under a federal, State, or local governmental agency.