- This change has passed.
California: New changes to child labor laws for the entertainment industry go into effect
January 1, 2019
On September 5, 2018, Gov. Brown signed Assembly Bill 2388. Current law requires the Labor Commissioner to give written consent for minors under 16 years of age to take part in certain types of employment in the entertainment industry. There is an exception from this consent requirement for the appearance of minors in radio or television broadcasting exhibitions if the minors do not receive compensation directly or indirectly, the engagement of the minors is limited to a single appearance lasting not more than one hour, and an admission fee is not charged for the radio broadcasting or television exhibition. The new law expands this exception to minors under the age of 16 who are involved in digital exhibitions.