Child Labor Laws

The Attorney General’s Office has the authority to issue temporary waivers of time restrictions for children working in entertainment, theater or film. The issuance of a waiver is grounded in the Attorney General’s Office commitment to the safety and well-being of child actors and performers, compliance with the law, and support for the film and entertainment industries. The following information is designed to assist the industry in understanding and applying for a waiver.

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If you are experiencing issues with opening the waiver application, you may need to update your browser or version of Adobe. If you are still are experiencing difficulty, the below is a PDF version that you will need to print out, complete, sign and scan back to the Child Labor Waiver Unit.  

Child Labor Waiver – APPLICATION

Fully completed applications and fees MUST be submitted 1 WEEK PRIOR to shooting. 

For questions regarding child labor in the entertainment industry please contact:

Child Labor Waiver Unit, Fair Labor Division
Contact: Kathryn Morelli
Phone: (617) 963-2475



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