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U.S. Child Entertainment Laws by State

Child Actors & Performers

Minors employed as actors or performers in motion pictures or theatrical productions, or in radio or television productions are exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) under 29 CFR §570.125. Therefore, FLSA rules regarding total allowable number of work hours in one day and allowable times of day to work do not apply. However, many states regulate the employment of minors in the entertainment industry more strictly than does the FLSA and the more protective child labor laws and regulations will apply.


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