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

Child labor laws on Delaware 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.

Delaware's Child Labor Laws for Entertainment & Performing Arts

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

Under state law, a Delaware work permit is required for minors to be employed in the entertainment industry.

Child labor in the entertainment industry is regulated in Delaware law, under Sec. 508.

A special permit issued by Department of Labor allows children under the age of 16 to be employed in the entertainment industry for a limited time.

Other Delaware Child Labor Laws

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

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