Entertainment Industry: CA Passes New Law Regarding Employment of Minors

California AB 2396 was recently signed into law which amends existing law governing the employment of minors under 16 years of age in the entertainment industry.Specifically, the amendment addresses the employment of infants under the age of one month on a movie location or set.The bill clarifies that a temporary permit authorizing the infant’s employment will only be issued after the specific requirements of Labor Code § 1308.8 are met.For example, a pediatric physician must provide written certification that the infant is at least 15 days old; he/she must advise that the infant was carried to full term and was of normal weight; and, that the infant is physically capable of handling the stress of filmmaking. We will continue to provide updates regarding new California workplace legislation as finalized by the Governor.