Department of Labor Offers Course on Minors in the Workforce Bookmark and Share

January 17, 2019


Media Contact: Laura Hudson, Maine Department of Labor, (207) 621-5009

Class Registration: 1-877-SAFE 345 (1-877-723-3345)

AUGUSTA -- Maine Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Standards (BLS) is hosting Minors in the Workforce, a no-cost class that helps attendees learn the work-permit process and rights for youth in the workplace. The class is scheduled for Wednesday, January 30, 9 to 11 a.m. at the SafetyWorks! Training Institute at the Maine Department of Labor, 45 Commerce Dr., Augusta.

Minors in the Workforce, designed for business owners, parents, and superintendents and their issuing officers, covers how to apply for a work permit, how many hours a minor can work, and hazards in the work place. Attendees will learn about wage and hour laws, youth employment, including work permits, allowable work hours, and hazardous occupations. It also touches on minimum wage, required posters, and break requirements, and addresses commonly asked child labor-related questions.

Visit the class registration page at or call 1-877-SAFE 345 (1-877-723-3345) to register.

About BLS

The Bureau of Labor Standards is Maine's regulatory agency overseeing labor and employment law and workplace safety; it provides both consultation and enforcement services. The division promotes and achieves compliance with labor standards to protect and enhance the welfare of Maine's workforce. Learn more at .

Maine Department of Labor is an equal opportunity provider. Auxiliary aids and services are available to individuals with disabilities upon request.