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TITLE 40SOCIAL SERVICES AND ASSISTANCE
PART 20TEXAS WORKFORCE COMMISSION
CHAPTER 817CHILD LABOR
SUBCHAPTER CEMPLOYMENT OF CHILD ACTORS
RULE §817.33Limitations on Employment of Child Actors

No child actor under 14 years of age may be employed:

  (1) in a manner that results in a failure to receive class credits because of unexcused class absences, or any violation of the State Compulsory School Attendance Law, Texas Education Code, §25.085, either as it is presently worded or may hereafter be amended to read, or of any rules promulgated thereunder;

  (2) in a position declared hazardous by the Commission;

  (3) during hours that would not be within the limits set by Texas Labor Code, §51.013, for 14 and 15 year old children, except that the child is permitted, with parental consent, to work during otherwise prohibited hours, so long as the child does not work again for the same employer within 12 hours after completing work for the particular session and does not by being so employed work in excess of eight hours in one day or 48 hours in one week;

  (4) where the child is required to use a dressing room that is simultaneously occupied by an adult or by a child of the opposite sex;

  (5) where the child is not provided with a suitable place to rest or play;

  (6) where the child is sent to wardrobe, makeup, or hair-dressing, unless the child is under the general supervision of the child's parent, guardian, or person having custody of the child if the parent, guardian or person having custody is physically present at the place of employment;

  (7) where the child's parent, guardian, or person having custody of the child is prevented from being present at the place of employment while the child is working;

  (8) where the child's parent, guardian, or person having custody of the child is prevented from being within sight and sound of the child at any time during employment; or

  (9) for more than two consecutive school days during a school year in which the child is legally required to attend school without being furnished a tutor for the child's continuing education. The tutor shall be certified to teach in Texas by the Texas Education Agency or the State Board for Educator Certification, and shall make reasonable efforts to coordinate subjects and assignments with the child's classroom teachers.


Source Note: The provisions of this §817.33 adopted to be effective January 12, 1998, 23 TexReg 150.

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