Child Labor Entertainment Employment

Minors in Entertainment

ENTERTAINMENT EMPLOYMENT is defined as, "association through performance or participation with any motion picture production company, theatrical group or association, broadcasting (radio and television) or photographic modeling agency whether or not monetary remuneration is provided."

Employer Requirements

  • Complete a Child Labor Application for Employment of Minors in Entertainment
  • Ensure application for each minor is legible and completed in its entirety
  • Ensure that the parent or guardian has completed and signed the appropriate portion of the form
  • Submit application by FAX or mail along with a general description of the tasks to be performed by each minor that is sufficient to allow the Department to determine the nature of the task(s) to be performed.

Georgia Department of Labor
Child Labor Section
148 International Blvd., N.E., Suite 700
Atlanta, Georgia 30303-1751

Phone: (404) 232-3260
FAX: (404) 232-3264

Applications shall be submitted to the Georgia Department of Labor to be received not less than five (5) working days PRIOR to the first day the minor begins work in Georgia (including rehearsals). If there is no problem, a Certificate of Consent for the Employment of Minors will be issued to the employer.

It is illegal for a minor to begin work in Georgia prior to the employer receiving Certificate of Consent.

Specific rules regarding the employment of Minors in Entertainment, such as definitions, age, hours of participation, and educational and other requirements can be found in the GDOL Rules - Chapter 300-7-1 - Child Labor - Minors in Entertainment.