Labor Protections For Young Models Make Runway Debut

Law360, New York (February 7, 2014, 8:03 PM EST) -- The fashion industry's equivalent of the Super Bowl has kicked off, marking the first big test for recently enacted workplace protections for underage models. This year's Fashion Week will shed light on how the new requirements will be enforced and may lead to future regulations clarifying how New York's child performer rules apply to models in particular, lawyers say.

The recently enacted law, which took effect in November and gives models under 18 the same treatment as child performers, not only imposes compliance burdens on employers that want to use underage models but also saddles the New York State Department of...

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