Are The Child Labor Laws Different For The Entertainment Industry?

The entertainment industry is exempt from many of the employment restrictions for minors. Employers of minors in the entertainment industry are required to obtain a Permit to Hire prior to employing any minor in Florida. An application for a Permit to Hire shall be made by submitting a completed Application for Permit to Hire, Form FCL_1001. Permits shall be limited in duration to the employer's schedule of production, or tour within the state of Florida, not to exceed one year. For more information, contact the Department of Business and Professional Regulation, Division of Professions, Child Labor Section at (850) 488­3131.

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