Vermont Child Labor in Entertainment & Performing Arts
Child labor laws on Vermont 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.
Vermont's Child Labor Laws for Entertainment & Performing Arts
Under state law, a Vermont work permit is required for minors to be employed in the entertainment industry. Minors under 16 need a certificate from the Vermont Commissioner of Labor and Industry, except for certain work done outside of school hours.
To obtain a work certificate, the following information is needed: Written parental consent, Commissioner of Labor and Industry consent, a proof of age document and school record.
Children employed as actors or performers in motion pictures, theatrical productions, radio, or television, or employed as a baseball bat girl or bat boy may be employed until midnight or after midnight if a parent or guardian and the Commissioner of Labor have consented in writing.
Other Vermont Child Labor Laws
In addition to laws specifically regulating minors employed in the entertainment industry, Vermont law has a variety of regulations that cover child labor in general. To learn more, see Vermont child labor laws.