Connecticut Child Actor / Model Labor Laws Connecticut Child Labor in Entertainment & Performing Arts

Child labor laws on Connecticut and Federal levels have special provisions that apply to underage performers in the entertainment industry such as child actors, models, singers, etc. Due to the nature of the work and the established need for child performers, entertainment industry child labor laws tend to be less strict than general child labor regulations.

Regulation of child labor in the entertainment industry may include specification of whether or not employment certificates are required, mandatory consent from a parent or guardian, restricions on the type of work that can be done, and more.

Connecticut's Child Labor Laws for Entertainment & Performing Arts

Connecticut law does regulate the employment of minors in the entertainment industry.

Under Connecticut law, a work permit is not required for minors to be employed in the entertainment industry.

Child labor in the entertainment industry is regulated in Connecticut law, under Sec. 31-23.

Minors under the age of 16 are permitted to work in the theatrical industry with the authorization of the labor commissioner. Minors must have a certificate of age.

Other Connecticut Child Labor Laws

In addition to laws specifically regulating minors employed in the entertainment industry, Connecticut law has a variety of regulations that cover child labor in general. To learn more, see Connecticut child labor laws.

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