Maine Child Labor in Entertainment & Performing Arts
Child labor laws on Maine 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.
Maine's Child Labor Laws for Entertainment & Performing Arts
Under state law, a Maine work permit is required for minors to be employed in the entertainment industry.
Child labor in the entertainment industry is regulated in Maine law, under Sec. 26-773 to 775.
Minors under age 16 working as theatrical or film actors are exempt from the child labor law except that they must have work permits and approval by local superintendent of schools.
Other Maine Child Labor Laws
In addition to laws specifically regulating minors employed in the entertainment industry, Maine law has a variety of regulations that cover child labor in general. To learn more, see Maine child labor laws.