Youth & Labor
Entertainment Industry Employment
Minors employed as actors or performers in motion pictures or theatrical productions, or in radio or television productions are exempt from Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) coverage. Therefore, FLSA rules regarding total allowable number of work hours in one day and allowable times of day to work do not apply.
Many states regulate the employment of minors in the entertainment industry more strictly than does the Fair Labor Standards Act. Please consult your state department of labor for more specific information.
Exemptions from Child
Labor Rules in Non-Agricultural Occupations
Interpretation of the
Child Labor Provisions of the FLSA
elaws Fair Labor
Standards Act (FLSA) Advisor Child Labor Rules
Hour Division: State Regulation of Child Entertainment Occupations
State Departments of Labor
Laws & Regulations on This Topic