An Act To Amend Maine Law To Conform with Federal Law Regarding Employment Practices for Certain Minors
Sec. 1. 26 MRSA §774, sub-§1, as amended by PL 2003, c. 53, §1, is repealed.
Sec. 2. 26 MRSA §774, sub-§3, as amended by PL 1991, c. 713, §2, is further amended to read:
(1) A minor who has been excused from attendance by school officials in accordance with Title 20-A, section 5001-A, subsection 2 or subsection 3, except that a minor who has been excused in accordance with subsection 3 may not be employed during the hours that the minor's school or approved home instruction program is in session;
(2) A student in an alternative education plan that includes a work experience component;
(3) A student in an approved vocational cooperative education program; or
(4) A student who is granted permission for an early school release by the school principal.
The hours worked by a student in an alternative education plan or in an approved vocational cooperative education program may not be included in determining the student's total hours of permitted employment under subsection 1 and subsection 2.
Sec. 3. 26 MRSA §774, sub-§4, as amended by PL 2009, c. 211, Pt. B, §23, is further amended to read:
Sec. 4. 26 MRSA §781, sub-§1-A, as corrected by RR 2001, c. 1, §39, is repealed.
This bill repeals the limiting of hours minors 16 years of age may work while school is not in session. It repeals all limitations on the hours a minor 17 years of age may work. It also conforms Maine law to federal law.