The publications of the Maine Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Standards are made available as a public service and reliance on any such informaiton is at the user's own risk. The intent of the legislation was to prevent the exploitation of children and to emphasize the importance of education.
It is illegal for your parents to serve alcohol to guests in their home unless the guests are 21 years of age or older or are accompanied by a parent, guardian, or spouse who is 21 years of age or older. ( § 4.1-306 (A1)) It is illegal for any person to purchase for, or otherwise give, provide, or assist in providing alcoholic beverages for another person whom they know to be less than 21 years of age.Violators are guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor and, face a fine of up to ,500 and/or a year in jail if convicted.At a minimum, the court will order a mandatory minimum fine of 0 or a mandatory 50 hours of community service and suspend the driver’s license or deny driving privileges for not less than six months. This booklet provides general information on Maine youth employment laws (Title 26 M. Employers can learn if federal laws cover their businesses and obtain information on federal laws from: By understanding and complying with the rules governing the employment of minors, employers, teachers, and parents can help ensure teens have safe and positive work experiences. Internships Employer/Employee Relationships Enforcement of Maine Child Labor Laws Comparison of Maine and Federal Child Labor Laws Minimum Wage, Overtime, Recordkeeping and Other Labor Laws Safety and Health Discrimination and Harassment A. These laws include: Employers who employ minors (youths under 18 years old) must ensure that working conditions meet the requirements of all four areas. When both federal and state laws apply, employers must follow the law that provides the most protection for the minor. Maine first passed a child labor law during the industrial revolution when child labor and sweatshops were on the rise.