Educating Youngstars

PENALTIES

Denial, Suspension, or Revocation of Permit to Employ Minors
Permit to Employ minors may be denied, suspended, or revoked under the following conditions:

  • any misdemeanor violation of
    • any labor code provision respecting child labor
    • any violation of Title 8 regulations [8 CCR 11758}
  • any permit holder or authorized agent or representative of such holder who discharges or in any way discriminates against any studio teacher because studio teacher either:
    • made oral or written complaint to the Division or the permit holder, its agents, representatives, or employees, that conditions on the set or location were dangerous to the health, safety, or morals of minors employed on set or location
    • took any action to preclude, suspend, or terminate employment of minors on set or location for reasons of health, safety, or morals of minor [8 CCR 11758.1]

Appeal Rights [8 CCR 11758.2]

  • company may appeal denial, suspension, or revocation of permit directly to Labor Commissioner
  • Labor Commissioner shall afford applicant or holder of the permit an opportunity to request a hearing on the appeal

Violations by Parents, Guardians, Companies [Labor Code 1308]

  • any person is guilty of a misdemeanor and punishable by a fine of not less than $1,000 and not more than $5,000, imprisonment for not exceeding 6 months, or both, who as a parent, relative, guardian, employer, or otherwise having the care, custody, or control of any minor under the age of sixteen (16), exhibits, uses, or employs, or in any manner or under any pretense, sells, apprentices, gives away, let's out, or disposes of the minor to any person, under any name, title, or pretense for, or who causes, procures, or encourages the minor to engage in any of the following:
    • any business, exhibition, or vocation, injurious to the health or dangerous to the life and limb of minor
    • any obscene, indecent, or immoral purpose, exhibition, or practice whatsoever. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, this paragraph shall apply to a person with respect to any minor under the age of 18 years.
    • Any person who willfully violates this section shall, upon conviction, be subject to a fine of not more than $10,000, or to imprisonment in the county jail for not more than six months, or both. No person shall be imprisoned under this section, except for an offense committed after the conviction of that person for a prior offense under this article.
  • parents or guardians (in addition to employers, agents, managers, etc.) who permit a minor to be employed unlawfully in the entertainment industry (which includes any violation of state regulations governing minors in the entertainment industry) are liable for any civil and criminal penalties that arise from the violation [Labor Code 1308.5]


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