Wisconsin Child Labor in Entertainment & Performing Arts
Child labor laws on Wisconsin 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.
Wisconsin's Child Labor Laws for Entertainment & Performing Arts
Under Wisconsin law, a work permit is not required for minors to be employed in the entertainment industry. Minors are not permitted to be employed in a roadhouse, cabaret, dance hall, night club, tavern or other similar place.
Child labor in the entertainment industry is regulated in Wisconsin law, under Sections 103. 64 - 103. 82.
No work permits are needed for minors between the ages of 12 and 18 for public entertainment. Nothing contained in Michigan's labor code ss. 103. 64 to 103. 82 shall be construed as forbidding any minor under 18 to appear for the purpose of singing, playing or performing in any studio, circus, theatrical or musical exhibition, concert or festival, in radio and television broadcasts, or as a live or photographic model.
Other Wisconsin Child Labor Laws
In addition to laws specifically regulating minors employed in the entertainment industry, Wisconsin law has a variety of regulations that cover child labor in general. To learn more, see Wisconsin child labor laws.