Rhode Island Child Labor in Entertainment & Performing Arts
Child labor laws on Rhode Island 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.
Rhode Island's Child Labor Laws for Entertainment & Performing Arts
Under Rhode Island law, a work permit is not required for minors to be employed in the entertainment industry.
With one exception, the state doesn't regulate such employment because entertainers are not employees on a payroll, but are rather independent employees with agents. Therefore, regulation is left up to the localities. The state does not permit minors under the age of 18 to work in commercial adult entertainment establishments.
Other Rhode Island Child Labor Laws
In addition to laws specifically regulating minors employed in the entertainment industry, Rhode Island law has a variety of regulations that cover child labor in general. To learn more, see Rhode Island child labor laws.