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 industry in understanding and applying for a waiver.

How to Apply for Waiver
Child Labor Waiver (DOWNLOAD BOTH)-INSTRUCTIONS | APPLICATION

Fully completed applications and fees MUST be submitted 1 WEEK PRIOR to shooting. (Money Orders or Certified Checks ONLY)

NEW CHANGES AS OF SEPTEMBER 2019
• Changes regarding medical evaluations
• Changes made to the approved production date(s) after receiving an approved waiver, may be submitted as an amendment to waiver. However, if there are changes other than date, i.e. additional minors, a new waiver application must be submitted along with a processing fee for each new application.

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

Child Labor Waiver Unit, Fair Labor Division
Contact: Elizabeth Murdoch
Phone: (617) 963-2623
Email

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