Rules regarding movies and regular TV shows are much clearer than the ones for a reality series. However, ‚ÄėKate Plus 8‚Äô labor permits seem to be in order, and Pennsylvania‚Äôs authorities are standing by it. Continue for more details on the drama, including more photos and a video too!
When cameras are ‚Äúalways‚ÄĚ rolling it is tough to tell when work is actually going on. Well according to State Rep. Thomas Murt, the sextuplets are being exploited, and he wrote to the attorney general pleading for justice!
According to the rules, children under the age of 7 (her sextuplets are six) can only work between 7:00 am and 7:00 pm, and for only 18 hours a week (during the school year). Each school day they can only work 4 hours, and on no day can they work more than 5 hours without a break. Back in May they were investigated to ensure that ‚ÄėKate Plus 8‚Äô labor guidelines were being adhered to.
Reality television does produce some gray areas, since filming goes on around the clock, but the family is not necessarily always ‚Äúworking.‚ÄĚ However it can be a lot to ask of such young children. Regardless, the labor department maintains that TLC and the show are not doing anything that is prohibited.
“Reality television is a new area of entertainment. However, Labor & Industry assured during its investigation, visit to the site, and issuance of permits that protections applied to these children and that they were not unlawfully exploited.‚ÄĚ
Murt still argues that the permits aren‚Äôt legal and that action should be taken. He will have a tough road if Pennsylvania remains as strong as they are now.
“The permits apply legal protections governing hours and education, restrict activities, require that the Department have access to filming in Pennsylvania and mandate that earnings continue to be conserved for the children.”
Though there have been many family issues and questions about all the drama surrounding these innocent children, it seems that as far as the ‚ÄėKate Plus 8‚Äô labor guidelines are concerned, that is in order. What do you think of the claims? Are they actually working too much? Let me know below after you check out these pictures and video that makes their ‚Äúwork‚ÄĚ look like fun.
Photos: www.wenn.com/Ray Filmano