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Child Labor in Maryland (MD)

Both Maryland and federal law restrict the employment of minors. When Maryland child labor laws differ from applicable federal provisions, an employer must comply with the higher standard. Maryland state child labor standards are presented below. However, Maryland’s child labor laws do not apply to certain non-hazardous jobs performed outside school hours, including, but not limited to: caddying, newspaper delivery, farm work, domestic work, and work for a parent’s business. 

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