(820 ILCS 205/8.1) (from Ch. 48, par. 31.8-1)
    Sec. 8.1. (a) Notwithstanding the provisions of this Act, minors under 16 years of age may be employed as models, or as performers on live or pre-recorded radio or television, or in motion pictures, or in other entertainment-related performances, subject to reasonable conditions to be imposed by rule of the Department of Labor. This Section shall not apply to employment covered under Section 8 of this Act.
    (b) Notwithstanding the provisions of this Act, an employer who employs a minor under 16 years of age in a television, motion picture, or related entertainment production may apply to the Director of Labor, or his or her authorized representative, for a special waiver from that portion of Section 3 of this Act that prohibits the employment of a minor under 16 years of age between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m. from Labor Day to June 1 or between 9 p.m. and 7 a.m. from June 1 until Labor Day. An employer applying for the waiver shall submit to the Director of Labor, or his or her authorized representative, a completed application on the form that the Director of Labor provides. The Director of Labor, or his or her authorized representative, shall issue the waiver if, after investigation, he or she is satisfied that (i) the employment will not be detrimental to the health or welfare of the minor, (ii) the minor will be supervised adequately, and (iii) the education of the minor will not be neglected. The waiver shall contain signatures that show the consent of a parent or legal guardian of the minor, the employer, and an authorized representative of a collective bargaining unit if a collective bargaining unit represents the minor upon employment. The Department of Labor shall promulgate and publish all necessary rules for the enforcement of this Section, in accordance with the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act, within 60 days after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1994.
(Source: P.A. 88-594, eff. 8-26-94.)