(820 ILCS 205/8.1) (from Ch. 48, par. 31.8-1)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 102-832)
    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.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 102-832)
    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.
    (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 allow the minor to work until 10 p.m. without seeking a waiver from the Department of Labor. An employer may apply to the Director of Labor, or his or her authorized representative, for a waiver permitting a minor to work outside of the hours allowed by this Act.
        (1) A waiver request for a minor to work between 10
    
p.m. and 12:30 a.m. or between 5 a.m. and 7 a.m. shall be granted if the Director, or his or her authorized representative, is satisfied that all of the following conditions are met:
            (A) the employment will not be detrimental to the
        
health or welfare of the minor;
            (B) the minor will be supervised adequately;
            (C) the education of the minor will not be
        
neglected; and
            (D) the total number of hours to be worked that
        
day and week is not over the limits established in this Act or any rules adopted under this Act.
        (2) A waiver request for a minor to work between
    
12:30 a.m. and 5 a.m. may be granted if the Director, or his or her authorized representative, is satisfied that all of the following conditions are met:
            (A) the employment will not be detrimental to the
        
health or welfare of the minor;
            (B) the minor will be supervised adequately;
            (C) the education of the minor will not be
        
neglected;
            (D) performance by the minor during that time is
        
critical to the success of the production, as demonstrated by true and accurate statements by the employer that filming cannot be completed at any other time of day;
            (E) the filming primarily requires exterior
        
footage of sunset, nighttime, or dawn;
            (F) the filming is scheduled on the most optimal
        
day of the week for the minor's schooling;
            (G) the employer provides a schedule to the
        
Department of schooling and rest periods on the day before, the day of, and the day after the overnight hours to be worked;
            (H) the age of the minor is taken into account as
        
provided by this Act or any rules adopted under this Act;
            (I) the total number of hours to be worked that
        
day and week is not over the limits established in this Act or any rules adopted under this Act; and
            (J) the waiver request was received by the
        
Department at least 72 hours prior to the overnight hours to be worked.
    (c) 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 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. 102-832, eff. 1-1-23.)