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Maine employers now have an expanded workforce available for certain jobs with changes in the state law allowing younger teens to work in more occupations.

Maine law has been amended to allow 14 and 15 year olds to work in:

  • movie theaters
  • bowling alleys
  • permanent amusement parks
  • and in certain places in bakeries and hotels.

The new legislation also brings some provisions into compliance with Federal law related protecting minors from hazardous conditions and modernizes the work permit process for minors. Restrictions in employment related to legalized marijuana are also included in this new law.

Click the button below to see the Maine Department of Labor News release for more information including links to the minor work permit application and a guide on employment of minors.

News Release & Links

With this law change, there is a new employment poster. Click the button below for the new Maine Child Labor Laws poster and other required employment posters which can be downloaded at no cost.

Employment Posters

For More Information

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