The following words and terms, when used in this chapter or
in Texas Labor Code, Chapter 51, shall have the following meanings.
(1) Applicant--A child or the child's parent, legal
guardian, legal custodian, or prospective employer.
(2) Business or enterprise operated by a parent or
custodian--A business or enterprise in which a parent or custodian
exerts active direct control over the entire operation of the business
or enterprise by making day-to-day decisions affecting basic income
and work assignments, hiring and firing employees, and exercising
direct supervision of the work.
(3) Business or enterprise owned by a parent or custodian--A
business or enterprise owned by a parent or custodian as a sole proprietor,
a partner in a partnership, or an officer or member of a corporation.
(4) Casual employment--Employment that is irregular
or intermittent and not on a scheduled basis.
(5) Child--An individual under 18 years of age.
(6) Child actor--A child under the age of 14 who is
to be employed as an actor or other performer.
(7) Child actor extra--A child under the age of 14
who is employed as an extra without any speaking, singing, or dancing
roles, usually in the background of the performance.
(8) Direct supervision of the parent or custodian--A
child is employed under the direct supervision of a parent or custodian
when the parent or custodian controls, directs, and supervises all
activities of the child.
(9) Employee--An individual who is employed by an employer
(10) Employer--An entity who employs one or more employees
or acts directly or indirectly in the interests of an employer in
relation to an employee.
(11) Employment--Any service, including service in
interstate commerce, that is performed for compensation or under a
contract of hire, whether written, oral, express, or implied.
(12) Executive director--The executive director of
the Texas Workforce Commission or the executive director's designee.
(13) Private school--As set forth in Texas Education
Code, Chapter 5, a school that offers a course of instruction for
students in one or more grades from prekindergarten through grade
12, and is not operated by a governmental entity.