Tennessee Child Labor in Entertainment & Performing Arts
Child labor laws on Tennessee 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.
Tennessee's Child Labor Laws for Entertainment & Performing Arts
Under Tennessee 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 Tennessee law, under Chapter 50-5-107, Sec. 50-5-201.
No provisions of Tennessee's child labor law statutes in Chapter 50-5-107 apply to any minor who is a musician or entertainer. Minors under 16 are allowed to model. Sec. 50-5-201 establishes that courts may require a portion of all earnings be set aside for the minor in a trust.
Other Tennessee Child Labor Laws
In addition to laws specifically regulating minors employed in the entertainment industry, Tennessee law has a variety of regulations that cover child labor in general. To learn more, see Tennessee child labor laws.