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October 1, 2020

Government regulates child labour

The Government passed a decision on paid child labour on Wednesday, a media release informed Agerpres.

Minors can work as actors, musicians, dancers in theatre, opera, ballet, circus, contests, films, radio, commercials, photo ops or professional sports, based on contracts signed by their parents or legal tutors, or by children over 14 years of age with the legal consent of their parents or tutors.

The government decision sets several conditions for child work: no dangerous conditions, limited hours according to child’s age, limited number of hours per day or week, including breaks.

Parents or their legal representatives agreed with the employers must be present at all times during the work, and the public social assistance service must be notified beforehand.

Also, money earned by children must be used in their superior interests; suspicions of other uses are followed by a request of the social assistance to see a report on the administration of the child’s income. If justifications are insufficient, the social assistance service can notify a court.

Parents or legal tutors who breach the child labour regulations are subject to fines between 1,000 and 8,000 lei.


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