Michigan Child Labor in Entertainment & Performing Arts
Child labor laws on Michigan 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.
Michigan's Child Labor Laws for Entertainment & Performing Arts
Under state law, a Michigan work permit is required for minors to be employed in the entertainment industry.
An Application for Performing Arts Authorization form may be obtained from the Michigan Dept. of Education (MDE) for ages 15 days to 17 years and must be approved by the MDE.
Other Michigan Child Labor Laws
In addition to laws specifically regulating minors employed in the entertainment industry, Michigan law has a variety of regulations that cover child labor in general. To learn more, see Michigan child labor laws.