Activities performed by minors in the cultural, artistic, sports, advertising and modeling fields

Paid activities that can be carried out by minors are governed by the provisions of Decision no. 75/2015 of the Parliament regulating the provision of remunerated activities in the cultural, artistic, sports, advertising and modeling fields by minors.

Such activities can be undertaken by those under 14 years, only under an Agreement concluded between the organizer and their parents. Minors who have reached the age of 14 can conclude such Agreements in their own name, with the prior consent of their parents.

Activities performed by minors in the cultural, artistic, sports, advertising and modeling fields must meet the following conditions:

  1. a) do not represent hazardous child labor, in accordance with the law;
  2. b) are conducted, depending on the age of the child, within the following intervals: 9.00 to 17.00 for children aged under 5 years, from 8.00 to 20.00 for children ages 5 to 12, 7.00 to 22.00 for children aged over 12 years;
  3. c) the work does not exceed one hour per week, preferably divided in different days for children aged under one year, 2 hours a day for children aged between 1 and 5 years, 4 hours per day for children aged between 5 and 12 years and 6 hours per day for children aged over 12 years, without taking into account short breaks after each activity, but not more than 12 hours a week for work performed during the school year, provided that there are mainly performed outside school hours;
  4. d) the work continues to be performed for a maximum of 15 minutes for children under 1 year, maximum 30 minutes for children aged between 1 and 5 years and a maximum of 45 minutes for children younger than 5 years;
  5. e) the number of repetitions of any kind, including any step designed to ensure the smooth running of activities, whatever their nature: performance, rehearsal, practice, shoot, filming and the like must not exceed one per day for children aged under 1 year and two per day for children aged over 1 year. Between the two actions taking place on the same day, a break of at least an hour and a half shall be granted;
  6. f) short breaks between 10 and 15 minutes are granted after each continuous activity;
  7. g) a break that lasts minimum half an hour is granted after each hour of activity for children aged between 1 and 5 years, every 2 hours for children aged between 5 and 12 years and every 3 hours for children aged over 12 years;
  8. h) the maximum number of days per week that children can perform activities is 4 consecutive days, followed by a 48 hours minimum break;
  9. i) activities that are organized during school holidays should not affect the child’s right to recreation and leisure;
  10. j) when the activities are performed for a period longer than two months, the child will be given a break of 14 days, after 60 days of activity.

Breaches brought to these conditions are considered offenses and are punishable with a fine between 1,000 RON and 5,000 RON.

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