New Law Passed Protects Child Actors Kim Sae Ron, Kim Yoo Jung
The Culture and Arts Industry Development Law carried last year, December 31, at the National Assembly plenary session will be effective starting July 29, 2014.
According to the law, child actors under the age of 15 can only render 35 hours of work in a week and should observe proper working hours which prohibits them from taking on projects from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m. in the morning the following day.
Young actors aged 15 and above will be allowed to work not exceeding 40 hours in one week and likewise, should observe proper working hours as well. This means they, too, will not be allowed to work from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m. the following day. However, if the actor has parental consent, he may extend his work hours for a couple of hours.
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