Runway and print models under the age of 18 are now considered “child performers” under an amendment to the New York Labor Law, Art. 4-A, §§ 150-154 signed by Governor Cuomo on October 21, 2013. This amendment is significant because it provides child models the same protections under the labor law as other young entertainers, including child actors, dancers and musicians. Read this alert to learn more about the new law and the additional responsibilities and obligations it places on employers of child models, as well as their parents or guardians.
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