Employ Child Performers, Certificate of Eligibility



Labor, Department of State
Businesses that employ child performers need a Certificate of Eligibility. The certificate comes from the New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL).

First-time and temporary performers must apply for a 15-day permit. Afterwards, performers can get a certificate for one year.

The business must get this certificate if it pays a fee or controls the site where the child performs.

Certain requirements for the child's well-being must be met.

If you have any questions about this certificate, call the Permit and Certificate Unit of the Division of Labor Standards at (518) 457-1942. You also can send your questions by email to CPinfo@labor.ny.gov.

For more information, contact:

NYS Department of Labor
Division of Labor Standards
State Office Building Campus, Building 12
Phone: (888) 469-7365
Website: https://www.labor.ny.gov

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