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TITLE 40SOCIAL SERVICES AND ASSISTANCE
PART 20TEXAS WORKFORCE COMMISSION
CHAPTER 817CHILD LABOR
SUBCHAPTER CEMPLOYMENT OF CHILD ACTORS
RULE §817.32Application Exceptions

(a) Special authorization for child actors to be employed as extras is granted without the need for filing an application if the employer or its agent:

  (1) communicates with the Commission prior to the actual work being performed, identifying the employer, the project, the approximate number of extras intended to be employed on the particular project, and the anticipated dates of employment;

  (2) prior to employment, uses reasonable efforts to establish that each prospective child actor extra is under 14 years of age;

  (3) secures the written consent of a parent, guardian, or person having custody of the child to his or her employment as an extra on the particular project;

  (4) notifies all affected school principals of the intent to employ their students as extras, furnishing such details concerning the nature and duration of the work as to give school authorities reasonable information concerning the proposed use of their students in the particular project; and

  (5) submits a written post-production report to the Commission, within 10 days following the last day extras are employed, identifying the name, social security number, date of birth, and inclusive dates of employment for each child actor so employed, certifying compliance with Texas Labor Code, Chapter 51 and this chapter (relating to Child Labor).

(b) Special authorizations for extras are deemed effective upon employment and expire as soon as one of the following events occurs:

  (1) the child reaches age 14;

  (2) the child receives a Child Actor Authorization;

  (3) the parent, guardian, or person having custody of the child revokes consent in writing; or

  (4) the child's employment on the particular project by that employer ends.


Source Note: The provisions of this §817.32 adopted to be effective January 12, 1998, 23 TexReg 150.

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