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(a) A child under 18 years may not be permitted to work in the entertainment industry before 5 a.m. or after 10 p.m. on any day preceding a school day. A child under 18 years may not work later than 12:30 a.m. on any other day.
(b) If the consent of the commissioner is first obtained, a child between 8 and 18 years of age may be permitted to work as an actor or a performer after 10 p.m. but not later than midnight on a night preceding a school day if the performance begins before 10 p.m.
(c) The amount of time that a child is permitted at the place of employment in the entertainment industry within a 24-hour period is limited by age as follows:
(1) babies and infants from birth to six months are limited to two hours per day, with actual work time not to exceed 20 minutes per day;
(2) infants and children age from six months to two years are limited to four hours per day, with actual work time not to exceed two hours;
(3) children age from two years to six years are limited to six hours per day, with actual work time not to exceed three hours;
(4) children age from six years to nine years are limited to eight hours per day, with actual work time not to exceed four hours, except that when school is not in session, actual work time may be increased to six hours; when school is in session, an eight-hour day must include at least three hours of schooling;
(5) children age from nine years to 16 years are limited to nine hours per day, with actual work time not to exceed five hours, except that when school is not in session, work time may be increased to seven hours; when school is in session, a nine-hour day must include at least three hours of schooling;
(6) children age from 16 years to 17 years are limited to 10 hours per day, with actual work time not to exceed six hours, except that when school is not in session, work time may be increased to eight hours; when school is in session, children age 16 through 17 years who are enrolled in school must receive at least three hours of schooling in a 10-hour day.
(d) The hours listed in (c)(1) - (c)(6) of this section that a child may work at the place of employment do not include a meal period. The working day for the child may be extended by no more than one-half hour for a meal period.
(e) For the purposes of computing total time at the place of employment, travel time to and from a location will be included as time at the place of employment.
(f) The time spent in make-up or hairdressing with the assistance of studio personnel in the child's home is considered work time for the child. Twelve hours must elapse between the time the child is dismissed on one day and the time make-up or hairdressing begins on the following day.
(g) Twelve hours must elapse between the child's time of dismissal and time of call on the following day. If the child's regular school starts less than 12 hours after the child's dismissal time, the child must be schooled the following day at the employer's place of business.
(h) The commissioner or the commissioner's designee may alter or waive a provision of this section if the provision makes it impossible to legally employ the child. An employer may request, in writing, an alteration or a waiver from the commissioner or the commissioner's designee. These requests must provide specific information about the employer's needs and the circumstances involved and must substantiate that no alternatives are feasible. The commissioner or the commissioner's designee may issue an alteration or a waiver if it is demonstrated that the
(1) employment will not be detrimental to the health, development, or welfare of the child;
(2) child will be supervised adequately; and
(3) education of the child will not be neglected.
History: Eff. 7/2/95, Register 135; am 7/30/99, Register 151
Authority: AS 23.10.325
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