South Dakota Child Labor in Entertainment & Performing Arts
Child labor laws on South Dakota 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.
South Dakota's Child Labor Laws for Entertainment & Performing Arts
Under South Dakota 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 South Dakota law, under 60-12-1.
The provisions of this section do not apply to children employed as actors or performers in motion pictures, theatrical, radio, or television productions.
Other South Dakota Child Labor Laws
In addition to laws specifically regulating minors employed in the entertainment industry, South Dakota law has a variety of regulations that cover child labor in general. To learn more, see South Dakota child labor laws.