Date: March 2014
Policy: Bowdoin College is in compliance with Maine state law regarding the employment of minors. Please consult with Human Resources prior to the employment of minors to ensure compliance with the state regulations.
Minors under the age of 16 years old must obtain a work permit before beginning a job. They must get a new permit every time they begin a new job until they reach 16 years of age. The minor cannot work until the Department of Labor approves the permit, which can take up to one week.
Minors who are 16 and 17 may work in nonhazardous jobs; Human Resources will determine the nature and suitability of each employment situation pertaining to minors.
Please consult with Human Resources to discuss specific hours when minors may work (see list below). Departments employing minors are required to keep detailed records of their time worked.
Minors under 17:
A complete copy of the Maine regulations is available online.