Child Entertainment Laws as of January 1, 2006
Minors employed as actors or performers in motion pictures or theatrical productions, or in radio or television productions are exempt from Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) coverage. Therefore, FLSA rules regarding total allowable number of work hours in one day and allowable times of day to work do not apply.
Many states regulate the employment of minors in the entertainment industry more strictly than does the Fair Labor Standards Act. Please consult your state department of labor for more specific information.
- No-performers need parental consent
- Performers must be without remuneration and performance must be given by a church, school, academy; or at a concert or entertainment given solely for charitable purposes or religious institution.
- Sec. 339.210 - Children employed in the entertainment industry are exempt from child labor requirements.