Maryland's child labor law does not apply if an activity:
• Is performed outside school hours;
• Does not involve manufacturing or mining;
• Is not hazardous; and
• Is limited to farm work, domestic work in a home, wreath-making in a home, caddying, teaching on an instructional sailboat, newspaper delivery, counselor at a youth camp under the Maryland Youth Camp Act, work done for a parent or guardian.
There is also an exception for volunteer work for a nonprofit organization (with parental consent) and for hazardous work in a volunteer fire department if the minor is at least 16 and has completed or is taking fire fighting or rescue training.