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Child Labor: Maryland

Child Labor requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Authors: Meredith S. Campbell and Fred S. Sommer, Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker, P.A.


  • Maryland has restrictions on and requirements with respect to child labor.
  • Minors are prohibited from employment in certain dangerous or hazardous occupations or environments. See Prohibited Occupations.
  • Maryland has restrictions on the hours during which minors may work. See Hours of Work Restrictions.
  • Except for excluded activities, a minor may not work for an employer unless the employer possesses a work permit for the minor. See Work Permits.