Labor Department Defends The Kate Plus 8 PermitsJuly 22nd, 2010 - 7:38 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
July 22, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The ‘Kate plus 8’ show seems to have adhered to the regulations set by the labor department and their permits are in order. The authorities of Pennsylvania seem satisfied for the moment.
The Republican representative from the state, Thomas Murt had written to the attorney general asking for justice as he thinks the sextuplets were being exploited. However, it is difficult to pin point a particular time as working hours when the camera rolls continuously.
According to the regulations, children under the age of 7 cannot work for more than 4 hours on school days. They also cannot work in excess of 5 hours without taking a break specify the laws. They are not allowed to work for more than 18 hours a week during the school year either. They had also been checked in May, this year for non conformity with the labor guidelines. Kate Gosselin’s children are 6 years old now.
Some areas of the reality shows are indeed grey. With the contestants being under scrutiny all the time it is difficult to mark out specific working periods. The family being photographed does not have to work the entire time. The state authorities have also expressed their satisfaction over the issue. They are sure that TLC and the show are not doing anything illegal.
The labor and industry department of Pennsylvania has issued permits and will look after the welfare of the children who work in TV shows which include reality TV. The agency has already explained it all and issued a statement which says that the children will be protected against exploitation
Murt, however, disagrees and thinks that the permits are illegal making it mandatory for action to be taken.
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