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Article - Labor and Employment


    (a)    (1)    A minor may not be employed or allowed to be employed for more than 5 consecutive hours without a nonworking period of at least one-half hour.

        (2)    Except as provided in subsections (b) and (c) of this section, in a calendar day:

            (i)    the total school and work hours of a minor may not exceed 12 hours; and

            (ii)    the minor shall have at least 8 consecutive hours that are not school or work hours.

    (b)    The Commissioner may grant to a minor an exception to the restrictions in subsection (a)(2) of this section if the Commissioner determines that there will be no hazard to the health or welfare of the minor.

    (c)    A minor who is 16 or 17 years old and serves as an election judge, under § 10–202 of the Election Law Article, may work more than 12 hours on an early voting day or on election day only, subject to consent from at least one parent or guardian.

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